Plug for standards as Les leaves Counsel and Care

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

The Government should not sacrifice the national minimum standards it set out under the National Care Standards Commission to achieve better quality of life for older people in residential homes. So said Les Bright in his farewell to Counsel and Care for the Elderly. Mr Bright has left the charity for a new role as an independent consultant and trainer. His focus will remain on issues affecting the lives of older people with a special interest in social care policy and practice and consumer involvement. Les Bright had been Counsel and Care¹s deputy chief executive for eight years, during which he was closely involved with the organisation¹s campaigning and policy development work. “It¹s been an exciting time to be involved in working around older people¹s issues,” Mr Bright said. “So much has been going on, and things keep changing, mostly for the better. I don¹t think we should be sacrificing quality standards in the face of market turbulence. “There are other avenues open to the Government and I hope t

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