The Local Government Association in England has recently organised an event focused on promoting embedding interventions to support the well-being of LTC workers. In this event, three speakers highlighted the importance of multi-agency working, operationalising well-being in daily working activities and evidence on the drivers and support mechanisms specific to the LTC workforce.

Professor Shereen Hussein was an invited speaker and presented findings from the Care Workers Related Quality of Life (CWRQoL) study aimed to develop a way of measuring the impact of care work on care workers’ quality of life (‘care work-related quality of life’). The National Institute for Health Research funded the study and was led by Professor Hussein. The main findings of this study are presented in this article.

After discussing the dimensions and structure of care workers’ well-being, Professor Hussein presented evidence on existing mechanisms to support the workforce. These provide translatable knowledge for emerging LTC markets in the Middle East and North Africa Region.


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Professor of Health and Social Care Policy, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

Shereen Hussein is a Professor of Health and Social Care Policy at the Department of Health Services Research and Policy (HSRP) at the LSHTM. She is a Co-Director of the PRUComm policy research unit. She is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Kent and King’s College London in the UK and the University of Southern Queensland in Australia.

Shereen is a demographer with expertise in labour-migration, sociology and economics. Her primary research revolves around ageing, family dynamics, migration and long-term care. Shereen has previously worked with the United Nations, the Population Council, the World Bank, and the League of Arab States. Her current research focuses on ageing demographics, long term care demand and migration within the UK and Europe and the implications on policy and practice.

Shereen has conducted extensive research on population ageing and its impact on long term care and health policy and practices in the UK, internationally and in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. She has contributed to recent United Nations’ policy response to ageing in the region through collaboration with UN-ESCWA and directly providing expert consultations to several countries in the region including Turkey, Oman and Egypt. Shereen leads many large research projects on ageing and long-term care in the UK and contributes to a large project addressing responses to dementia in developing countries STRiDE. Shereen is the founder and lead of the MENARAH network.