Poll suggests many MPs are failing to engage with the long term care sector

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

A poll concerning Parliamentary engagement in the ong term care sector has shown that many MPs show little interst in care homes. Conducted by the English Community Care Association (ECCA) the online poll asked members of ECCA and the public whether their MP had ever visited their care home. The results were as follows: # Yes, my MP has visited my care home – 16.7 per cent # No, my MP has not visited my care home – 83.3 per cent ECCA chief executive Martin Green said the results were disappointing and that, while some MPs were extremely sensitive to the issues that care home residents, staff and managers face, some MPs should take a greater interest. “Despite the poor numbers of MPs visiting care homes the Parliamentarians who do champion the sector need to be praised and we hope that they will continue to raise and highlight the difficulties the sector faces,” said Mr Green.

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