Relatives & Residents Association

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Care lock-in challenged

8 December:

The Relatives & Residents Association welcomes the action by John’s Campaign to challenge the legality of the Government’s guidance on visiting out of care homes. The guidance states “visits out of care homes should only be considered for care home residents of working age”.

R&RA’s Director, Helen Wildbore, said:

“The cut-off at working age is arbitrary and unfair. It has been a devastating blow to residents and relatives alike and our helpline is hearing about the heartache and frustration this is causing for families. The Government urgently needs to rethink this policy. Older people living in care have been at the sharp end of coronavirus restrictions, with dire and tragic consequences. They cannot be left behind in continued isolation. The Government must take action to ensure their human rights are respected.”


Read our response to the guidance here

Read the press release by solicitors Leigh Day here

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