Connections in a Crisis
Social care is frequently literal, as carers maintain and support their service users ability to remain a part of our society. It is incredibly common for carers to develop deep personal connections with their service users through this process as well. The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted these connections, shattering many and compounding the isolation this virus necessitates. Rebuilding these connections as we slowly reduce lockdown measures will define the future of social care, and what will become the ‘new care normal’. We spoke to Scottish Care CEO Dr Donald Macaskill about social care’s present crisis, and what it means for the future.