Owners asked to report unfair practices by social services

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

At a recent meeting with the Department of Health, members of the British Federation of Care Home Proprietors (BFCHP) were asked to alert the department to unfair practices by social services with regard to residential and nursing care homes. BFCHP said it had asked for the meeting, which was attended by senior DoH officers, to raise awareness of the attitudes of local authorities. BFCHP president Tony Pittaccio said members of the Social Care Policy team at the meeting had not given any guarantees about the proposed 10 square metre standard for room sizes or the single/double room ratio. “They did say, however, that the proposed standards still have a long way to go before they are eventually enshrined in a new Act and become law, and nothing can yet be certain,” Mr Pittaccio said. “But we were told that under no circumstances will local authorities have the right to demand, nor be allowed to demand, 12 square metre single room sizes for existing homes, even when sold, nor any other conditions not imposed by

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