The UK IPPR Progressive Policy Think Tank Poll reported that 50% of healthcare workers feel their mental health had deteriorated since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In fact, for 18-34-year-olds – this figure was 71%. Without serious action, the sector is at high risk of future collapse.

 

The IPPR has recently published recommendations in a document entitled  ‘Care Fit for Carers.’ Here, they propose a list of 5 guarantees, which would serve to prioritise the working lives of all staff in the health and social care sector.

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the authors warn that anxiety, stress, depression and burnout, will mean the health and social care sector will implode, as workers leave the profession in droves. In their poll, 1 in 5 revealed they are thinking of quitting health and social care after the pandemic.

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Now is the time to take action to support our hard-working health and social care workers right across the sector,  and look to the future.

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