Comments on the Department of Health Consultation on Proposed Changes to the Regulatory Framework for Adult Social Care Services
R&RA is concerned that the Department of Health is proposing changes to inspections and quality self-assessment that may jeopardise the safety and well-being of care home residents. It fears that these changes are being proposed for financial reasons (the need to reduce the cost of regulation) rather than to improve the regulatory process. It urges the Department to re-consider its proposals.
Submission to the Department of Health, Wider Review of Regulation in Health and Social Care
R&RA believes that it is important to make a distinction between regulation as applied to health and social care and other sorts of regulation…... The users of health and social care services are different from the customers of other sorts of regulated services. They are characterised by their vulnerability and, in many cases, lack of capacity.
Response to the Green Paper on adult social care: Independence, Well-being and Choice
In its submission to the consultation on the Green Paper, R&RA raises questions about the conspicuous absence of residential care being seen as part of the wider spectrum of care that should be available to all older people, particularly those who frail and vulnerable.
Submission to the House of Commons Health Committee Inquiry into NHS Continuing Care
R&RA backs the Ombudsman’s report in its findings that thousands of older people over the past 10 years have been unfairly assessed as ineligible for NHS continuing care and calls on the House of Commons Health Committee to take these issues up with Government.
Election call: Better Lives for Older People in Care
R&RA joins with three other national charities in a call to all general election candidates to support their campaign for better care for older people.