FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

15/04/21


Government announces consultation on staff COVID-19 vaccines in adult care homes 

 
In response to the Government’s announcement of a consultation on staff vaccination in adult care homes, James Bullion, ADASS President, said: 
 

"The vaccination programme represents a major step forward in the fight against Covid-19, particularly in residential settings such as care homes.

"It is important to acknowledge that significant progress has been made towards keeping people safe in adult social care with an increasing number of people living in and working in care homes being vaccinated, but there is more to be done.

"We encourage all social care colleagues, those with care and support needs, and the wider population to take up the offer of a vaccination.  

"We welcome the announcement of the consultation on what is a difficult question for the Government and all involved, but it is important that whatever is decided does not adversely impact the staffing numbers needed for safe and high-quality care. We should also think about this question alongside the urgent need to improve the employment deal for care workers.



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NOTE TO EDITORS
 
The Association of Directors of Adults Social Services is a charity. Our members are current and former directors of adult care or social services and their senior staff. Our objectives include:
  • Furthering comprehensive, equitable, social policies and plans which reflect and shape the economic and social environment of the time;
  • Furthering the interests of those who need social care services regardless of their backgrounds and status;
  • Promoting high standards of social care services.
 

For any follow up to the statement above, please contact:
Dr Phil McCarvill
ADASS Deputy Chief Officer
Phil.McCarvill@ADASS.org.uk
07919 483214