Charity calls for homecare taskforce


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

The Commission for Social Care Inspection report _Time to Care?_ which criticises the delivery of homecare services, has been welcomed by the charity Action on Elder Abuse (AEA). A key finding of the CSCI report is that homecare agencies are cutting corners in their selection and recruitment practices and the lack of support and training offered to care workers more generally. Another major concern is the way medication is handled and managed by basic grade staff. The report concludes that radical changes are needed to the way services are commissioned and delivered. AEA chief executive Gary FitzGerald said the Commission’s report had made a huge contribution to the debate surrounding the delivery of homecare services. “Sixteen years after the enactment of the Community Care legislation it’s become evident that the Act has failed to deliver on promises and expectations,” said Mr FitzGerald. “This report has put into words what many have been thinking for a very long time. Furthermore it’s apparent





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