The University of Hull have recently launched a research project called ‘Caring from a Distance: using new and familiar means of keeping in touch with family and friends in care homes during COVID-19’.
This research aims to explore the experiences of families and friends of people living in care homes of staying connected and in-touch during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Previous research has found that some carers experience difficulties staying in touch when their relative/friend lives in a care home. While care homes have been closed to visitors some care homes and carers will have tried new ways of staying in touch; some of these will have been successful and others less so. They hope that this research can help to demonstrate good strategies for staying in touch– both for carers and for care homes.