Support on offer to Hertfordshire's care home staff responding to Covid-19 outbreaks

Hemel Hempstead councillor has highlighted the pressures facing care home staff

Thursday, 7th May 2020, 8:53 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th May 2020, 8:56 pm

Liberal Democrat county councillor Ron Tindall has highlighted the pressures facing care home staff, in response to Covid-19.

At a meeting of Hertfordshire County Council’s special cabinet panel on Wednesday (May 6) he pointed to the increasing number of deaths that front-line staff in care homes were dealing with.

And he asked for confirmation that council staff – and those employed by contractors – were receiving support.

Hertfordshire County Council offices

Hertfordshire County Council’s operations director for adult care services Chris Badger said the council had set up a free programme of mental health support for care workers.

And he said that it would include counselling for those who had experienced significant trauma as part of their response to Covid-19.

He also acknowledged that staff on the front-line would be dealing with experiences they had not had before.

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