At Healthwatch Northumberland's previous online forums they have heard how visiting restrictions in care homes have affected people living there and their relatives. They have also heard about other ways people have been keeping in touch during Covid-19 and experiences of the changes to allow one or two designated visitors for in-person visits. They have also heard from representatives at Public Health and Northumberland County Council on the visiting guidance for care homes.
At the next forum on Friday 4 June at 10.30am they would like to hear from you about your experiences of visiting your loved ones in care homes now it is almost two months into the changes in visiting policy. They would also like to hear your experiences of the other ways you have been keeping in touch and any feedback you have on preparing for you and your loved ones to have visits outside of the care home.
They will also be sharing the results of their recent surveys for care home staff and relatives/friends of those living in care homes and looking at the next steps for this feedback moving forward.
If you would like to register for the event please email Helen Brow: email@example.com or call Healthwatch Northumberland on 03332 408468.