Enforced restrictions to care home access—unfair, unnecessary, and harmful

July 15, 2021 Separating people with dementia from their families leads to emotional distress and can trigger the worsening of clinical symptoms, write Aida Suárez-González and Jules Storr. During the past year, while the mode of transmission of covid-19 was under intense debate and international discussion, untold harms were taking place as a result ofContinue reading “Enforced restrictions to care home access—unfair, unnecessary, and harmful”

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”

The ChildFair State Inquiry | Children England

Young leaders rethinking the welfare state based on positive ‘5 universal needs’ (Maslow): home, safety, love, health and purpose Source: The ChildFair State Inquiry | Children England

Rights Made Real reports showcase importance of human rights in care homes in Scotland

The Rights Made Real in Care Homes was established in 2019, with the Life Changes Trust investment of £135,000 to support seven projects across Scotland to promote the inclusion and participation of care home residents with dementia in a meaningful way. Each of the seven projects, which took place within care home settings across Scotland,Continue reading “Rights Made Real reports showcase importance of human rights in care homes in Scotland”

Shining a light on care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK 2020

Forum Member, Annie Stevenson Quality in Ageing and Older Adults Publication date: 30 November 2020 HTML Abstract Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the link between age discrimination and the injustices that have taken place in our care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic in this country. It seeks to show how destructiveContinue reading “Shining a light on care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK 2020”

Bill 203, More Than a Visitor Act (Caregiving in Congregate Care Settings), 2020 – Legislative Assembly of Ontario

EXPLANATORY NOTE The Bill enacts the More Than a Visitor Act (Caregiving in Congregate Care Settings), 2020 which requires the Minister to respect and promote certain rights for persons receiving care, support or services in congregate care settings and their designated caregivers.  The Minister is also required to safely integrate designated caregivers that were excludedContinue reading “Bill 203, More Than a Visitor Act (Caregiving in Congregate Care Settings), 2020 – Legislative Assembly of Ontario”

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 haveContinue reading “CORE PRINCIPLES FOR A HUMAN RIGHT TO SOCIAL CARE”

An Inquiry by Social Workers into Evening Routines in Community Living Settings for Adults with Learning Disabilities

Abstract Significant progress has been made since the 1980s in supporting adults with learning disability to live independent lives in the community. In 2012, the Department of Health in England announced the latest policy initiative to further invest in community support for people with learning disabilities, Transforming Care. Building the right community supported living settingContinue reading “An Inquiry by Social Workers into Evening Routines in Community Living Settings for Adults with Learning Disabilities”

Equality and human rights in residential care during coronavirus

Parliamentary briefings | Equality and Human Rights Commission Equality and human rights in residential care during coronavirus 20 October 2020: briefing for England (194KB, Word) briefing for Wales (192KB, Word) Cydraddoldeb a hawliau dynol mewn gofal preswyl yng Nghymru yn ystod coronafeirws (188KB, Word) Source: Parliamentary briefings | Equality and Human Rights Commission

Equality body to scrutinise racial inequality of workers in health and social care

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 wellContinue reading “Equality body to scrutinise racial inequality of workers in health and social care”