Owners asked to report unfair practices by social services

Posted on February 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

At a recent meeting with the Department of Health, members of the British Federation of Care Home Proprietors (BFCHP) were asked to alert the department to unfair practices by social services with regard to residential and nursing care homes. BFCHP said it had asked for the meeting, which was attended by senior DoH officers, to raise awareness of the attitudes of local authorities. BFCHP president Tony Pittaccio said members of the Social Care Policy team at the meeting had not given any guarantees about the proposed 10 square metre standard for room sizes or the single/double room ratio. “They did say, however, that the proposed standards still have a long way to go before they are eventually enshrined in a new Act and become law, and nothing can yet be certain,” Mr Pittaccio said. “But we were told that under no circumstances will local authorities have the right to demand, nor be allowed to demand, 12 square metre single room sizes for existing homes, even when sold, nor any other conditions not imposed by

Comments are closed.

Latest blog posts

It’s a hard, hard world

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

A recent survey has found that 63% of the general public believe the NHS provides social care and 42% think...

Sign-up and pay, or perhaps pay more

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

There are powerful arguments why carers working at night in small specialist care facilities should be paid their full hourly...

The parallel universes of social care

By guest blogger JOHN BURTON

The Care Quality Commission’s adult social care ‘productivity’ dipped in August and for the umpteenth time the 90% target of...