There is a blatant inequity whereby there is a government minister for children and a children’s commissioner, yet no equivalent for older people. We stand shoulder to shoulder with Anchor in their Grey Pride manifesto and call upon the government to appoint both a minister and commissioner for older people.
As the largest and most authoritative survey of care home residents in the country, we know and understand the issues which are important to care home residents. And top of the list are having a say in the care they receive and being listened to. Having a dedicated minister and commissioner for older people would give them a voice at the heart of government.
Douglas Quinn, chairman of Your Care Rating