Relatives and Residents Association celebrates 10 years


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

The Relatives and Residents Association (R&RA) has celebrated its 10th anniversary. Founded in 1992 by Dorothy White to promote the role of relatives in the care and well-being of people in nursing and residential care homes, the R&RA operates an advice line which has logged about 25,0000 calls, and set up more than 30 relatives¹ groups around the country. Mrs White, who died in 1998, said she believed the power of relatives “could do what inspection and regulation couldn¹t, that is, improve the quality of care for beloved relatives who had moved into long term care”. She had a vision of relatives and staff working together in partnership to achieve the best possible care for older people in care homes. Family involvement in homes worker Julia Burton-Jones said the value of relatives¹ meetings was now recognised in many care homes and the R&RA was being constantly asked for training and advice on setting up meetings for relatives. “The voice of the R&RA, representing residents and relatives, was heard clea





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