DoH: Government won’t tolerate poor care

Care services minister Paul Burstow comments on the Equality and Human Rights Commission's report on failing home care standards:

"The EHRC's report exposes the good, bad and ugly sides of care in people's own homes. This government won't tolerate poor care. I am determined to root out ageism and bad practice to drive up quality and dignity in care.

"The Care and Quality Commission will be conducting an additional programme of inspections of home care providers looking at the care and dignity of older people and how staff are trained and supported.

"We have also asked Skills for Care to draw up training standards and develop a Code of Conduct for care workers.

"The government is working closely with the EHRC on their recommendations. We support the focus on protecting and promoting the human rights of older people."