This project examined the impact of social distancing on care home communities as a result of lockdown to minimise threats of COVID-19 with a particular focus on the health and well-being of family carers and investigated measures taken by care home staff to help families to stay in touch with their relatives in care homes.


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Palattiyil, G., Jamieson, L., McKie, L., Jain, S., Hockley, J., Sidhva, D., Tolson, D., Hafford-Letchfield, T., Quinn, N., Iversholt, R., Musselbrook, K., Mason, B. & Swift, S. 2021, Understanding and Reducing the Psychosocial Impact of Coronavirus Social Distancing and Behavioural Changes on Families of Care Home Residents in Scotland, Chief Scientist Office. Available at: https://www.research.ed.ac.uk/portal/en/publications/understanding-and-reducing-the-psychosocial-impact-of-coronavirus-social-distancing-and-behavioural-changes-on-families-of-care-home-residents-in-scotland(a4c535fd-9b31-449a-b561-f8997b78905d).html

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