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.
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.
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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