Ros’ views on the need for Social Care reform and assessment of the ongoing policy failure are highlighted by LaingBuisson Social Care newsletter.
Ros is quoted in Daily Mail and MailonLine regretting the ongoing encouragement of hospitals to discharge Covid patients into care homes. Also calling for residents to be allowed to see their relatives as depriving families of visiting rights can have serious negative impacts on health. ( link to pdf )
Ros gave a presentation on the Social Care crisis to the Westminster Health Forum and explained the need for urgent reforms to ensure the sustainability of the current system.
Ros is quoted in a YorkshirePost leader column which quotes her speech in the House of Lords calling for special immigration status for care workers. With staff shortages, it is vital to ensure sufficient workers can look after our most vulnerable. Low paid does not mean low skilled or low value!
Daily Express quoted Ros commenting on worrying sharp rise in complaints by care staff about safety in the Covid-19 crisis. Expecting care homes to act like hospitals is unreasonable, forcing them to try to do so without adequate PPE or medical staff is a recipe for disaster.
The Daily Telegraph discusses rumoured Government plans to launch a new tax for the over 40s to help pay for care and quotes Ros.