About this event

  • Date and time Thu 18 Mar 2021 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Geriatrics and Gerontology

This is the second webinar in a three-part series to help participants to understand the effects that the pandemic has had on the physical and psychological health of residents living in care homes and to learn best practices. 

The key learning objectives will be as follows:

  • To understand the effects that the pandemic has had on the physical and psychological health of residents living in care homes and on their carers, both paid employees and friends and relatives, and to learn best practice
  • To appreciate lessons learnt during the pandemic in the care of older adults living in care homes
  • To establish good practices for the care and support of care home residents during and after the pandemic

A CPD certificate with CPD credit will be issued to those joining each webinar live and will be automatically issued after 7 days  to those who watched the webinar live in its entirety. Those who watch the webinar on-demand will receive a CPD certificate 30 days after the webinar has gone live.  

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Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

Key speakers

Sara Livadeas

Sara Livadeas

Chief Executive Officer, The Fremantle Trust 

Speaker's biography

Sara Livadeas is a qualified Social Worker with 30 years of experience working in social care. Having worked for Oxfordshire County Council as a commissioner and latterly as a provider of care services she has a deep understanding of the pressures and opportunities that exist in the sector. She has a strong interest in policy but is grounded in service delivery. While working as Strategy Director for the Orders of St John Care Trust she oversaw the development of new care homes.

In 2015, Livadeas ran a voting campaign to encourage people living in care homes to vote in the general election. Her current role is Chief Executive of The Freemantle Trust, a not-for-profit provider of support for learning disabled and older people. She is a strong advocate for social care and is an enthusiastic tweeter where she regularly challenges the imagery used to portray older people with her #nomorewrinklyhands campaign.


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Welcome and Introduction

Chair: Professor Jill Manthorpe   

Co-chairs: Dr Samuel Waterson and  Dr Laura Cole, Senior Research Associate, NIHR Health and Social Care Workforce Research Unit, The Policy Institute, King’s College London  

Care homes in the COVID-19 era: A provider's perspective

Sara Livadeas, Chief Executive Officer, The Fremantle Trust 

Questions and discussion
Closing remarks

Professor Jill Manthorpe

Close of meeting