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Pilot scheme to allow a family member into care homes and treated as a key worker

13th October 2020

Thank you to all the families and care workers who support Care Campaign for the Vulnerable Let Loved Ones In Campaign

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Read our comments in the Daily Express report on Monday 12th October 2020

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1346728/Esther-Rantzen-Government-families-visit-relatives-abandoned-care-homes

Read our lead comment in the Daily Express on Wednesday 14th October 2020

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1347501/coronavirus-care-home-visits-daily-express-campaign

Read our comment in Care Home Professional

https://www.carehomeprofessional.com/government-to-pilot-care-home-visitor-scheme-in-england/

It has been announced on Tuesday 13th October 2020 a pilot scheme will be launched "shortly" which will see relatives of care home residents treated as key workers to enable safe visits, the care minister has said. Helen Whately told the joint Science and Technology Committee and Health and Social Care Committee she wants to enable visiting "but it must be safe". Campaigners have been calling for a designated relative to be given key worker status and regularly tested to make visits safer, amid concerns for isolated residents. Asked about this by committee chairman Jeremy Hunt, Ms Whately said a pilot scheme will be launched "shortly''. Ms Whately did not provide any details, or give an indication of when the pilot would start, but said: "What I can say is that we are moving forward on it and we are going to pilot it." She added: "Visiting is incredibly important for residents and their families in care homes, I really want us to enable visiting but it must be safe."

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Care Campaign for the Vulnerable is nothing short of delighted the care minister Helen Whately has told the joint Science and Technology Committee and Health and Social Care Committee she wants to enable care home visiting "but it must be safe".

We fully agree with Ms Whately's statement. Family members are coming to Care Campaign for the Vulnerable now wanting to be allowed into care homes to help with the isolation and loneliness many elderly are suffering and this can be achieved safely by treating one family member as a key worker. Our elderly in care homes many who live with dementia are reported to be declining in emotional and physical health and this news today will bring many sighs of relief from loving families hopeful for face to face contact with elderly relatives. However our thoughts do remain with the families where this has come too late. Well done to the Daily Express for leading this crucially important Campaign and allowing our vulnerable elderly in care homes a voice.

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