Relatives concerned about impact of national standards

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

Providers’ concern about the impact of proposed national standards governing room sizes in care homes has been echoed by the Relatives and Residents Association. In its Autumn newsletter the association says space standards do need to improve for residents in homes but acknowledges that residents might prefer a slightly smaller room with a good view to a long thin one or one with no view. “People might not want a home in their village to close or a small, friendly caring home to do so,” the newsletter says. “The merit of national standards are that they are just that, but could these be combined with an appeals system which allows for on-site common sense? An appeals system to a local panel of lay people, including residents and relatives, might be a way forward – but is not the way the world usually works”.

Comments are closed.

Latest blog posts

A weary sense of deja vu

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

So we are to be favoured with a Green Paper sometime next summer.

Theresa May’s insistence on the importance of an...

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...