Autonomy Project survey explores human rights in care homes | University of Essex

An ongoing Essex-led survey of care professionals will shed further light on concerns raised by the Care Quality Commission that Do Not Attempt CPR (DNACPR) orders in care homes have breached the human rights of residents. The Survey of Care Home Professionals has so far surveyed more than 220 medical, social care, legal and advocacyContinue reading “Autonomy Project survey explores human rights in care homes | University of Essex”

Not vulnerable

December 2020, Richard Banks, Residential Forum member, considers how the language of personal frailty can be used as cover for a hostile social and economic environment. Poorly chosen words or phrases can dehumanise people and lead to the use of labels to define people by supposed deficits.  ‘Vulnerable’ has become an example. Vulnerable has beenContinue reading “Not vulnerable”

Care Homes Report | As if Expendable | Amnesty International UK

As lockdown began, thousands of patients were sent from hospitals into care homes. In three months 18,562 people living in Care Homes died with COVID-19. Our report As if Expendable highlights the UK Government’s failure to protect older people in care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic Cases of coronavirus are rising again in the build-up to winter, theContinue reading “Care Homes Report | As if Expendable | Amnesty International UK”