Discrimination and people in residential care

You mustn’t be discriminated against when you’re in a care home. The law which says you mustn’t be discriminated against is called the Equality Act 2010. Discrimination which is against the Equality Act is unlawful. This means you can take action in the civil courts.

If you think a care home has discriminated against you and you want to take action about it, you should check whether the discrimination is unlawful.

This page has steps you can follow to check whether unlawful discrimination has taken place…read this page to find out more about discrimination in a care home…

Citizens Advice source: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/health/discrimination-in-health-and-care-services/health-and-care-services-common-situations/discrimination-and-people-in-residential-care/

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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