Dignity at Home – Liberal Democrats look to transform home care

At the recent Liberal Democrats conference the party discussed and passed  the policy entitled “Dignity at Home” which it claims will assist in improving home care for the elderly, disabled and vulnerable.

The policy sets out to correct recent fears by the public concerning the treatment of patients by staff in order to prevent abuse, bullying and harrassment.

The motion sets out to ensure :

  • Staff training includes equality and diversity, interpersonal skills, dealing with dementia and customer care
  • That the Care Quality Commission is responsible for strictly monitoring care and taking decisive action when companies fall short of expected care standards.
  • Local authorities commission care on the basis of outcomes, better care, improving people’s mobility, improving their health and well-being, rather than the current ‘race to the bottom’ in which standards of care are inevitably compromised

Everycare welcomes any moves to ensure that care providers not meeting care standards are appropriately dealt with to ensure that the reputation of companies (like Everycare) who take pride in the quaility of care they provide  is not tarnished.