CORE PRINCIPLES FOR A HUMAN RIGHT TO SOCIAL CARE

A SOCIAL MODEL OF SOCIAL CARE

The Covid-19 pandemic has necessitated a significant health care response centred around the preservation of life through robust infection prevention and control (IPC). One of the challenges in this has been to ensure that the distinctive elements of social care have not been lost amidst this focus. I have argued elsewhere that the development of a human rights-based approach to IPC is an urgent task. This is best exemplified in the extent to which the ability of an individual to live in a non-institutionalised setting has been compromised by some protective measures taken within care homes which are first and foremost an individual’s place of residence – their home – rather than an institutionalised environment.

Read in full at source: What-does-a-Human-Right-to-Social-Care-Look-Like.pdf

Published by Residential Forum

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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