Campaigners: Why are care homes still not letting families visit? – ITV Granada

Apr 5, 2021 | In Print

‘Rights For Residents’ – say Government rules on regular family visits aren’t mandatory – which means that a lot of care homes aren’t introducing them and many people are being kept from loved ones.

Jenny Morrison told ITV Granada Reports:

“We’re working with Harriet Harman and Liz Kendall and also, we are supported a huge number of MPs across the board. What we’d like, is our rights as essential family Carers, to be enshrined in law, so that care homes are forced to allow family members -at least one family member in – during pandemics, outbreaks, future strains etc…Because basically, we offer an essential component in the care of our loved ones, which is the emotional care. And they’ve been without that now for over a year. And if we wait for care homes to make these decisions they may well never open.

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