Liz Kendall – 2021 Comments on Care Home Residents and Visitors

The comments made by Liz Kendall, the Shadow Social Care Minister, on 3 April 2021.

Families are absolutely crucial for the physical and mental health of care home residents, and as infection rates in care homes continue to fall it is important that residents are able to reunite with family members as soon as possible.

However, this guidance will not be enough for those care home residents who are still unable to receive visits from their loved ones. To have any confidence that things are really changing, we need legislation to enshrine residents’ rights to visits and end the scandal of blanket visiting bans.