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Research round up - 13 NovemberResearch round up - 13 November

COVID-19 death rates amongst those with learning disabilities are significantly higher than the general population - according to the findings of research by the Department for Health and Social Care, Public Health England and the Chief Medical Officer. Further information. Press release.

Coronavirus has increased mental health issues - a new study from Cardiff and Swansea University found that half of respondents had clinically significant psychological distress, with 20% severely affected - higher than pre-COVID levels. Young adults, women and those who are economically disadvantaged are more likely to be affected. Further information.

How has Covid-19 impacted on care and support at home in Scotland? This report takes an in-depth look into the experience of users of care services and care workers during the first part of the coronavirus pandemic in Scotland. Amongst other things, the report notes that some people experienced a reduction in care services. Read the report here.

House of Lords Public Services Committee - Lessons from COVID-19 - the report includes a chapter on social care and calls for adequate funding for social care, equal visibility and priority with health care and effective data sharing between health and social care. Further information.

Commission on future of technology in social care - a new commission set up by ADASS and TEC Services Association will be investigating how digital systems can support adult social care going forwards. See news item.

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