Guide to home care aims to offer

02/07/2013 Equality and Diversity

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The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched a new, easy-to-understand guide to home care and the human rights of those in care – aimed at older people, their families and friends.
‘Your rights to home care’ aims to empower older people – by making sure that they know they are entitled to a home care service which respects their human rights, however funded.

It also aims to instruct people on what to do if those rights are at risk.

A lifeline to older people

Baroness Sally Greengross, the Home Care inquiry Lead Commissioner, said: ‘We hope that this guide will offer a lifeline to older people and their support networks in helping them to understand what their rights to home care are.

‘Choosing a home care service for yourself or a loved one can be a complicated and emotional process so any help the Commission can offer to provide clarity has to be a good thing.’

The guide features information about what to look for when searching for a home care provider, as well as a checklist of rights home care users are entitled to.

It also includes case studies and details on how to make a complaint, should the need arise.

View the guide: http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/legal-and-policy/inquiries-and-assessments/inquiry-into-home-care-of-older-people/

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