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14 December 2021

Care home staff survey: Resources to help promote participation

Please help us to ensure that government and employers hear from care home staff about their experiences of working during Covid-19, by sharing the invitation to participate with your networks.

This page offers a sample email, poster and social media posts.

If you would like a researcher to speak with you or your colleagues, please contact ficch@wbs.ac.uk, and we would be delighted to tell you more.

  1. Text to include in a message to staff

Subject: Kind request for help with recruiting participants for research on Covid-19 impacts on care home staff  

Dear …..….,  

We are pleased to support a new study titled ‘Financial Impacts of Covid-19 on Care Homes (FICCH)’ funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).   

This research is led by experts in the field of health and social care at Warwick Business School and University College London.  The study focuses on the impacts of Covid-19 on care homes for older people. 

  • Uniquely, it combines analysis of care home finances with voices from care staff about their experiences, to give a picture of how the sector has been affected financially during covid and the impact of policy interventions.
  • It will show policy makers how to support care more effectively. Policy expertise and networks are being mobilised by project partner, the Centre for Health and the Public Interest, an independent thinktank.
  • The research is independent and is conducted by a range of experts with different academic backgrounds and work experiences.
  • It has the support of both UNISON and the National Care Forum as formal partners of the programme.

The researchers want to understand the perspectives of people working on the frontline during the pandemic. This is a valuable chance to contribute to the findings and inform the recommendations resulting from this important study, which will be shared with those who take decisions about the future of care home services.  10 x £50 shopping vouchers to be won!

Please find further details about the research in the attached documents and feel free to ask the research team any questions you might have by emailing 

Looking forward to hearing from you.  

Kind Regards,  

  1. Poster / email attachment

A simple overview to print and display in your care home, or attach to an email

  1. Twitter

Sample tweet to share or adapt: https://twitter.com/CHPIthinktank/status/1458034791346024453

  1. LinkedIn

Post to share:

            https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6868504108878454787

  1. WhatsApp

Sample message:

Care home staff: share your experiences of working during Covid-19.

Employers and policymakers need to hear your voice!

Please take this 10-minute survey to influence research.

10 x £50 shopping vouchers to be won!

https://www.tinyurl.com/care0021