Human rights of older people using homecare must not be victim to public spending cuts

by admin on November 23, 2011

UKHCA welcomes today’s Equality and Human Rights Commission report as an important contribution to safeguarding the well-being of people who use home-based care. UKHCA’s Chief Executive, Bridget Warr, said: “Older people must receive safe, dignified and effective homecare which protects and promotes their human rights. Examples of poor practice in the EHRC report are troubling. However, the Commission has rightly concluded that many of the problems are largely caused by inadequate commissioning of homecare by local councils in England, who fund and arrange the majority of social care. This report must act as a wake-up call. Aggressive public cost-cutting is damaging the very homecare services essential to support people in their communities.” UKHCA’s full media release. EHRC report.

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