Providers persist in piling on the pressure

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

Caring Times, March 2001 All care home owners are invited to attend a mass lobby of Parliament to be held on Monday, March 5 from 2pm to 5pm. People are asked to assemble at St Stephens Entrance to the House of Commons. The mass lobby is being organised by the National Care Homes Association (NCHA) to highlight the crisis situation which inadaquate fees being paid to providers of long term care had brought about. Two days later, on Wednesday, March 7, in Birmingham, the organisation Care in Crisis will hold a mass protest meeting at Birmingham Cathedral. Regarding the Westminster event, NCHA chief executive Sheila Scott said the mass lobby was an opportunity to show the Government and the opposition parties how serious the situation has become. “Parliament must be told that care homes are closing, and that elderly and vulnerable people are having their options restricted,” Mrs Scott said. For more information on the mass lobby, see the NCHA website: Of the Birmingham meeting, organiser Lesley

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