Author: Age Cymru
Published on 24 February 2015 03:00 PM
The Welsh Government’s Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill must protect the interests of people who rely on others for their care.
Commenting on the introduction of the Bill, Age Cymru’s Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Graeme Francis says:
“Protecting the interests of people who are reliant on others for their care must be a priority for national and local government.
“Everyone receiving care services in their own homes or as residents in care homes, as well as their relatives and loved ones, need the assurance of knowing that the care that is being provided for them is of good quality, safe and delivered in a dignified manner.
“This is why we need a regulatory system which prevents failures within the care system and is able to deal with any failings quickly and effectively when they occur.
“We welcome the intention of the Bill introduced today, but believe that the Welsh Government should consider going further and introducing a system of registration for everyone providing paid care services in Wales.
“While we see excellent examples of care across Wales every day, we must ensure that regulation helps to bring all care providers up to the same high standard.
“Age Cymru hopes that the introduction of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill will support that to happen.”