Helping Hands’ response to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report

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23 November 2011

Helping Hands’ response to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report

Helping Hands has welcomed the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report “Close to home: older people and human rights in home care” along with the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) announcement to begin themed inspections.

It is absolutely correct that priority should focus around the dignity and human rights of those that we have been entrusted to care for and that their experiences should be directly reflected in any regulatory body inspection.

Based on our 22 years history, continual improvement and recognised quality of service we welcome any moves towards greater transparency within the homecare sector. We advocate the position taken by our professional body, The United Kingdom Homecare Association, of which we are founder members.

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