The Regional Minimum Standards – haven’t we been here before?


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

|By Jim Fogden, BSc(Hons) MRICS of GLP| For the past five or six years, the long term care sector has been dogged by legislative speculation, particularly regarding accommodation requirements in existing and new care homes. Formerly, registration and inspections were regulated and carried out by local authorities and health authorities as dictated by the Registered Homes Act 1984. This meant there were sometimes significant differences in physical requirements, particularly in relation to requirements on change of ownership. In 1998, the Government commissioned the Centre for Policy on Aging to put forward a set of national standards and the White Paper “Fit for the Future? National Required Standards for Residential and Nursing Homes for Older People” was eventually produced for consultation. This set out proposals for fixed and standard requirements to which all care homes would be required to adhere including, among other things, staffing levels and accommodation standards. After the production of the Whit





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