In this week's episode of Tea With Tobi, Tobi is joined by the chief executive of Methodist Homes MHA Sam Monaghan. Sam explains to Tobi the real heartbreaking impact of social distancing in care homes, what kind of sacrifices carers made throughout the past year, and they discuss why the pandemic was a ‘social injustice’.
“You tended to feel that you were doing everything you knew but still it was coming in.” - Sam Monaghan
“It’s a systemic ageism: ‘You’ve had your life and somehow you don't have the same value as others in society.”- Sam Monaghan
“It’s really hard. These last ten months have felt like ten years.” - Sam Monaghan
“During the first wave about 70% of our homes had some form of infection.” - Sam Monaghan
“I think it's shocking. The government let the sector down.” - Tobi Ali-Usman
About the Host:
Tobi Ali-Usman graduated from the University of Hertfordshire with a BA Honours degree in Business and Digital Media, and then later worked his way to head up the Health Care Division at a global advertising company in the UK, growing his passion for online marketing in the healthcare space. In 2016, Tobi became the Founder of specialist care sector focused online marketing agency, Smooth Digital, where he currently holds the position of Marketing Strategy Director. In 2020, Tobi launched his own Podcast, Tea with Tobi, aimed at care home and home care professionals who want to have their questions answered, listen to growth-focused conversations and get solutions to the obstacles within the care sector.
Special thanks to our sponsor MeetMyBrian
MeetMyBrian.com is an exclusive web-based application assisting care homes in arranging, managing and controlling both in-person and virtual visits during this Covid-19 pandemic.It provides a healthy communication system to the resident’s families and care homes, helping them in save hours of emailing and phoning. MeetMyBrian ensures the safety and comfort of staff, families and residents by avoiding large gatherings, providing them with more visiting hours and freedom.