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NATIONAL CARE FORUM WELCOMES CARE HOME VISITOR NEWS

NCF Comment on Easing of Care Home Restrictions

Following the news that care home residents will be allowed one indoor visitor from the 8th March, the National Care Forum (NCF) – the leading member association for not-for-profit social care providers – has issued a statement of support.

Vic Rayner, Executive Director of the National Care Forum, said: “The National Care Forum welcomes the government commitment to put care home visiting front and centre of the road map for recovery. The NCF, working in partnership with all those passionate about care, have been raising the urgent need to reconnect people with their loved ones for many, many months now, and whilst the overall approach to visiting has incrementally moved forward, it is hugely important that this next step recognises the role of essential caregivers and ensures that people living within care homes have regular, sustained and meaningful contact with one of the most important people in their lives.

“NCF will continue to support our membership in moving as quickly as possible to implement these changes, and we call on the government to work with the sector to ensure that homes have all the support and resource needed to make this a reality for the hundreds and thousands of people living within care. Homes are communities, and relatives have always been an essential part of that community, having them back at the heart of care most definitely feels like an important junction on the roadmap.”

www.nationalcareforum.org.uk

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