Scottish regulator commits to single room standard

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

The Care Commission in Scotlandhas outlined its policy to work with care homes for older people to drive forward the requirement to offer the choice of a single room to residents from next year. At a recent board meeting in Dumfries, senior officials from the Care Commission agreed to commit to a policy to enforce the National Care Standards and ensure the basic right of the option of a single bedroom is available to all. Liz Norton, director of adult services regulation for the Care Commission, said the standards were unequivocal about the basic right to a single room for those who want it and the Care Commission was committed to ensuring that this element of the standards was met. “Care home providers have had more than five years to plan for these changes so it is important to remember that this has not happened overnight,” said Ms Norton. “However, we recognise that this will be a difficult undertaking for many homes and we will actively work with service providers, service users and commissioners o

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