The Relatives & Residents Association gave evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Coronavirus about the Government’s response to the pandemic. We raised concerns about the lack of understanding of the care sector at the top of Government, the lack of support for care users and staff, and the impact of lock-down and isolation.
We expressed our concern and disappointment at the Government’s lack of strategic action in managing and responding to the impact of COVID-19 on the social care system in England, including:
Our evidence was covered widely in the national press, including the Guardian, Independent, Telegraph, Daily Mail and Mirror and on the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme. The evidence session can be watched here. Our written evidence to the APPG is available here.