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Carers Encouraged To Share Covid-19 Experiences

The Lincolnshire Care Association (LinCA) is joining with the Care Association Alliance to encourage everyone involved with the care sector to share their pandemic stories as part of the UK Covid-19 Inquiry Every Story Matters campaign.

The UK Covid-19 Inquiry is the public independent inquiry that is examining the UK’s response to, and the impact of, the pandemic. Its Every Story Matters platform is available to everyone to share their experiences anonymously to shape the investigation and help make a difference.

The inquiry’s public hearings for its investigation into the care sector will begin in summer 2025. Those with involvement in the care sector can share their story any time, but doing so before 19th July will ensure they formally feed in to the investigation.

Melanie Weatherley MBE, Chair of the LinCA and Co-Chair of the Care Association Alliance, said:
“Recipients of care, care staff and providers bravely faced unprecedented challenges during the pandemic, playing a crucial role in supporting our communities.

“We urge everyone in the care sector to share their stories through Every Story Matters. This will highlight the strength, compassion and dedication of care workers, provide insight into the challenges faced by those who we supported, and shape the inquiry. By sharing our stories, we can help drive change.”

Secretary to the UK Covid-19 Inquiry Ben Connah said:
“Carers were unsung heroes during the pandemic, facing extraordinary challenges with unwavering dedication. Their stories are essential to understanding the full impact of Covid-19 and to helping make sure lessons are learned for the future.

“I urge all carers to share their experiences with Every Story Matters. Your voices are a vital part of our inquiry.”

The inquiry would like to hear from recipients of care and all carers, whether those operating in the sector or providing unpaid care within the community. The stories shared can help the inquiry understand the full picture of how the pandemic impacted lives and communities.

Those involved with adult social care in Lincolnshire can share their story here: