23 Jan 2024
by Policy, Practice and Innovation Team

New research explores the experience of CQC-registered providers providing domiciliary care and care in care homes, in extreme temperatures.

The research found that domiciliary care appeared to be the setting where clients were most vulnerable to extreme high temperatures.

Social care practitioners were only present intermittently making it harder for them to manage heat risks in their clients’ homes and monitor their clients’ behaviours.

The research highlighted the need for better information for frontline workers and forward planning.

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