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Skills for Care Research Project into lone working

Skills for Care has appointed York Consulting to undertake research into lone working in adult social care. The research started in September 2018 and will conclude in January 2019.


By ‘lone workers’, we mean people who work by themselves or without close or direct supervision. This includes people working unaccompanied for long periods, for example those who work weekends or evenings, or who provide care and support for people in their own homes.  An important part of the research is to obtain first hand feedback from lone workers on what it is like to work alone in the sector and how they are supported.


We also want to speak to managers of lone workers, or people that employ lone workers to gain their views.


If you consider yourself to be a lone worker, a manager of a lone worker or an employer of lone workers, it would be much appreciated if you could complete this survey, answering all questions as honestly and fully as possible.


You may also be a Personal Assistant (PA) who works alone or their employer (Individual Employer). We also want you to participate.


Your participation is appreciated and will help us to better understand the benefits and challenges of working alone in adult social care.  It will also help us to identify any new resources, such as guidance materials or top tips, that could be developed for lone workers and/or their employers.


If you are a lone worker or personal assistant who works alone click here.


If you manage or employ lone workers please click here.

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