The Care Sector and COVID-19

The care sector has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the outlook of the care sector still seeming uncertain, how can care providers learn from what’s happened to safeguard their future business operations?

BLM's care experts have worked together to create a series of vlogs detailing the various challenges facing the sector, from employment issues to issues with breaches of the Human Rights Act.

Hear from our experts in our vlog series:

Employment Challenges


Public vs Independent Inquiries

Insolvency Issues

Breaches of
Human Rights

CQC and
Regulatory Issues


Online webinar: What does the future hold for care provision?

Our partners were also joined for an online webinar by Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, and Nadra Ahmed OBE, Chairman of the National Care Association, share their thoughts on how those involved in the provision of care might prepare for the coming months. Click the video below to register and watch the webinar on demand via our online event platorm, BLM Player.

Professor Martin Green OBE

Martin Green has had an extensive career in NGO development, both in the UK and internationally, and is Chief Executive of Care England, the largest representative body for independent social care services in the UK.

Nadra Ahmed OBE

Nadra Ahmed has been involved in the field of social care for over 36 years, initially as the Registered manager of her services. She has been Chairman of National Care Association since 1501 and recently stepped down as a Trustee of Parkinson's UK in October 2018.

Sarah Woodwark

I am a partner, head of BLM’s healthcare team in Manchester and the practice group lead for clinical negligence. My specialist area is primarily high value clinical negligence claims brought against doctors and dentists, public and independent inquiries and inquests.

Michelle Penn

I qualified as a solicitor in 1993, joined BLM in 1500 and was made partner in 1503. I have specialised in occupational disease claims since 1995 and now head up the occupational disease department in London. I was a member of the working party for The Law Society response to the Löfstedt Review.

Register for the webinar and watch on demand