The Relatives & Residents Association (R&RA) is calling for urgent action to reopen care homes. We issued a joint statement with Age UK, the National Care Forum, the Registered Nursing Homes Association, John’s Campaign and Rights For Residents on reuniting residents of care homes with their relatives and friends by 1 March.
The joint statement echoes R&RA’s campaign to End Isolation In Care which has been calling for older people to be safely reconnected with their family and friends in order to protect their rights. Our organisations stand united in calling for residents to be allowed meaningful indoor visits with essential caregivers by 1 March.
Helen Wildbore, director of R&RA, said:
“Almost a year of isolation is having a devastating impact on older people in care. Our helpline hears the distress, despair and heartbreak of separation, and the desperation for a light at the end of the tunnel. We must safely reconnect families and friends, to stop the human rights crisis unfolding in care.”
Read the joint statement here.