Summary of report content
Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus Pandemic and the former suspension of the Enter and View Programme, Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent took the opportunity to pilot a series of virtual visits to ensure that public conversations, experiences and concerns can continually be shared with their local Healthwatch.
Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent organised an announced virtual visit to Shared Lives Stoke between 19 July 2021 and 23 July 2021. The Shared Lives project looks for carers who can welcome an adult with learning disabilities into their home to live.
18 individuals participated and shared personal experiences. The 18 outcomes were shaped and discussed in the largely positive findings around the following 5 quality measures:
- COVID-19 Safety
- Effectiveness of Care
- Leadership and Management
- Adaption and Responsiveness
The report features the positive delivery of service at Shared Lives Stoke and the adapted service adjustments during COVID-19, but it should be noted that there are 5 recommendations for consideration which are based upon participant opinions.