Saturday 3 April 2021 / 12:01 AM Liz Kendall / Social Care

Liz Kendall responds to news that care home residents will be allowed two visitors from the 12 April

Liz Kendall MP, Labour’s Shadow Social Care Minister, responding to the news that care home residents will be allowed two visitors from the 12 April, said:

“Families are absolutely crucial for the physical and mental health of care home residents, and as infection rates in care homes continue to fall it is important that residents are able to reunite with family members as soon as possible.

“However, this guidance will not be enough for those care home residents who are still unable to receive visits from their loved ones. To have any confidence that things are really changing, we need legislation to enshrine residents’ rights to visits and end the scandal of blanket visiting bans.”