The Equality and Human Rights Commission have announced an enquiry into ‘Racial inequality of ethnic minority workers in lower paid roles in health and social care’
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) say that they will seek to understand the experiences of people working in the health and adult social care sectors, as well as looking into the institutions that commission and run these services such as the NHS, local authorities, umbrella bodies and private sector firms that deliver care in the home and community.
There is to be an external advisory panel that will help to guide the work. EHRC will be calling for evidence in the coming weeks
The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.
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