How can we prepare for winter?


How can we prepare for winter?


Now that the clocks have gone back and nights are drawing in, it’s time for services to dust off and update their winter action plans in readiness for the extra pressures that social care invariably faces. Some issues are more predictable than others — we all know Christmas rotas can be something of a juggling act — but a good action plan will also empower services to anticipate and deal with more random events such as extreme weather and outbreaks of illness.

Some pressures will be faced by all kinds of social care providers, but each also faces its own unique challenges. In this Q&A we will outline the various concerns that services might face this winter, and over the next few weeks we will consider how to tackle these areas in more detail.

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