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Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Call for evidence - Human rights of older people (65 yrs+) are respected in home care.

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The  Commission is looking at how the human rights of older people (people over 65) are respected in home care. We need to gather the views of older people, their family and their friends about their experience of home care services. We also want to include the views of current and past home carers / personal assistants, and the views of people and organisations who have knowledge and expertise in this area in this Inquiry.

Questionnaire for older people and/or their family, friends and associates

Do you or does someone you know receive home care? If you do or someone you know does then we would like to hear from you.

The Commission is looking at how the human rights of older people (people over 65) are respected in home care. We need to gather the views of older people, their family and their friends about their experience of home care services. We want to hear from you about your experiences, positive or negative.

It will only take about 15 minutes to complete the questionnaire and the evidence you give us will be vital in helping to make our Inquiry as comprehensive as possible.

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> Questionnaire for older people and/or their family, friends and associates< (PDF)

> Questionnaire for older people and/or their family, friends and associates< (WORD)

Questionnaire for home care staff

Do you have a job providing home care to older people? If you work in this sector – or have previously had a home care job – then we would like to hear from you.

The Commission is carrying out an Inquiry to look at how the human rights of older people (people over 65) are respected in home care. It is very important for us to include the views of current and past home carers/personal assistants in this Inquiry.

The areas we are interested in include:

  • Whether – in your experience – home care services succeed in promoting the human rights of older people (for example, theirdignity, privacy and independence).
  • Whether – in your experience – home care services succeed inprotecting older people from human rights abuses (such as neglectand ill treatment).
  • Whether you are given the support, training and supervision you need to help you support the human rights of older people (forexample, were these issues covered in your induction, were you told what to do if you were concerned about abuse?).
  • What, if anything, needs to be changed to help you to promote the human rights of older people?

We want to hear about your own experiences, positive or negative.

Download: 

> Questionnaire for home care staff <(PDF)   

> Questionnaire for home care staff (<WORD)

Questionnaire for organisations

The Commission is carrying out a formal Inquiry using our powers under s. 16 of the Equality Act 2006 to look at how the human rights of older people (people over 65) are respected in home care. In order to gain a rounded picture it is important for us to get the views of people and organisations who have knowledge and expertise in this area. We are interested in collecting evidence from you based on your experience.

In order to look at this issue from all angles we are collecting evidence on:

  • Commissioning of services.
  • The regulatory and inspectorate system.
  • The legislative framework.
  • Systemic problems and barriers.

 Download:

> Questionnaire for organisations< (PDF)   

> Questionnaire for organisations< (WORD)


How to return the questionnaire

It will only take about 15 minutes to complete the questionnaire and the evidence given will be vital in helping to make this Inquiry as comprehensive as possible.

To make sure your evidence informs our Inquiry report, please send it to us by 4 February 2011.

Confidentiality

Anything you tell us will be treated as confidential and will not be passed to any other organisations. We will ensure all information we refer to in our final report is anonymous unless you consent to being identified. All information will be recorded and stored securely and used only for the purposes of this Inquiry.

You can respond in several different ways:

  • Fill in the form and return it by Freepost to:
    Home Care Inquiry
    Equality and Human Rights Commission
    FREEPOST RRLL-GHUX-CTRX
    Arndale House, Arndale Centre
    Manchester, M4 3AQ
  • By telephone or textphone via our helpline:
    Telephone: 0845 604 6610
    Textphone: 0845 604 6620
  • By fax (clearly marked for the attention of the Home Care Inquiry)
    to: 0161 829 8110

The questionnaires are available in large print, Braille and audio on request.

http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/legal-and-policy/formal-inquiries/inq...<

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Response to the Equality and Human Rights Commission consultation 'Older people and Human Rights Home Care Inquiry'

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The Joseph Rowntree Foundation's response to the Equality and Human Rights Commission consultation 'Older people and Human Rights Home Care Inquiry'.

http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/ehrc-consultation-older-people-and-hu...

 

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