The Law Society and other key stakeholders such as Mencap and the Alzheimer’s Society are lobbying for further changes. It is vital that vulnerable people who cannot make their own decisions about where they live to receive care and treatment are at the heart of a process which is robust and free from any conflict of interest.
It is my view that the cared for person and their family must have the information they need at the outset. The care home manager must not be tasked with consulting the person and their relatives and feeding back on any objections to the arrangements.
It is good news that the media is picking up on this important issue. It is not too late for evidence to be submitted to the parliamentary committee.
This a link to a recent article in The Guardian newspaper where Sheree comments accordingly.