Enabling our most venerable voters

Posted on May 8th, by geoff in Caring Times, CT blog. Comments Off on Enabling our most venerable voters

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

I wonder if any former politicians are now living in care homes. I also wonder if any of them might consider doing a Tony Blair and make their opinions known, even though they are now well out of the game. I’d love to know their thoughts about social care – the funding of, the regulation of, the positive aspects of.

There must be one or two erstwhile denisons of Westminster now in receipt of social care, who might like to make their opinions known in the run-up to the General Election.

Politicians aside, now is the time when care homes should be doing all they can to ensure that those residents with capacity are given the opportunity to vote. The right to vote is a hard-won privilege (no matter how nonsensical the voting system is) and the act of voting is an affirmation of one’s citizenship. We hear a lot about dignity these days and casting a vote is a deeply dignified act indeed, so let’s try make sure that as many residents as possible are afforded the opportunity to do so.

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