During the coronavirus crisis, many residents experience that it gets increasingly hard for governments to offer their services without difficulty. This is especially true when it comes to finding personnel that delivers homecare services and works in elderly residential homes. This is even more worrying as these groups are among the most vulnerable groups during the crisis.
To counter the crisis the Glasgow City Council and the city’s Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) have issued an appeal to residents to students and retired care workers. More than 100 students and retired care workers have pledged to do their bit to ease the pressure. Students are now currently following an intensive three-day induction. The induction includes training on delivering personal care for a service user, moving and handling, undertaking risk assessments, adult support and protection, awareness of specialist requirements such as diet and fire awareness.
If you want to find out more about this initiative in Glasgow, please follow this link.