On 15 September National Voices held a webinar in partnership with Mind, Get Up Set Up, NSUN, Bipolar UK and Together for Mental Wellbeing, to think about what has been learned about the provision of peer support through the COVID-19 pandemic. In this blog, National Voices Associate Kate Jopling reflects on some of the key themes.
Recently discharged Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Covid-19 patients often need support in their physical rehabilitation and in coping with the trauma of their experience. Christina Jones from ICUsteps explains the work they have been doing with recently discharged ICU patients during the Covid-19 pandemic.
To enable social prescribing to flourish, Link Workers need to be set up to succeed. Christiana Melam from National Association of Link Workers (NALW) explores the issues which need to be addressed to enable Social Prescribing flourish.
LGBTQ+ people have always faced stark health inequalities, and it’s no surprise that these are being exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Harri Weeks from The National LGB&T Partnership explains more about the impact of the virus and lockdown on both LGBTQ+ individuals and the sector that aims to support them.
As COVID-19 impacts all of our lives, everyone across the country is now getting used to a new normal. It’s changing the way we interact with others, our ability to work, maintain our health, and how we access food, care, and medical support. At Independent Age we hear from people in later life on a daily basis and we know that many were already facing significant challenges before the virus took hold of our country.