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and providers fully accountable
Support our petition calling for change
The Relatives & Residents Association is calling for the reinstatement of monthly checks by care providers for older people, which will force them to ensure that their businesses are being ethically run. We want to see legislation which will guarantee that home owners are not able to distance themselves when things go wrong and will be called to account when staff are convicted for abuse. We believe new regulations are urgently needed to make providers fully accountable for the health, safety and dignity of their residents.
We are calling for the reinstatement of regulations requiring that providers:
- inspect their care homes monthly to check the standard of care provided;
- report their findings to the regulator, the manager of the home and company directors;
- ensure quality of care is improved when care is of a poor standard.
We want robust regulations that ensure the regulator, the Care Quality Commission, has the power to:
- Impose serious penalties for carrying on a care home without a registered manager.