Labour responds to reports Government guidance on care home visits not being implemented
Liz Kendall MP, Labour’s Shadow Social Care Minister, responding to reports that Government guidance on care home visits is not being implemented, said:
“Reports that families are still unable to visit loved ones in care homes as promised are extremely worrying. Families are essential to the physical and mental health of their loved ones, and without visits many care home residents are fading fast.
“Alongside campaigners and charity groups we have warned that guidance alone is not enough. Ministers must bring forward legislation to enshrine residents’ rights to visits and end blanket visit bans.”