Anne’s Law: Visits to or by care home residents

Anne’s Law: Visits to or by care home residents

Anne’s Law was developed following a petition to the Scottish Parliament on behalf of Care Home Relatives Scotland (Petition PE1841: Allow a designated visitor into care homes). The petition was lodged by Natasha Hamilton, who was unable to see her mother, a care home resident, Anne Duke, for prolonged periods during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic as a result of restrictions on care home visits during lockdowns and outbreaks of the virus. The Bill proposes amendments to the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 with the aim of ensuring “providers and public health teams give effect to visiting rights and to remove variation in practice in the sector including the use of blanket visiting bans by care home providers”. The Scottish Government describes the practical effect of these amendments as being that “visiting will always be supported in line with directions issued by the Scottish Ministers”. If you agree with these proposals in the National Care Service Bill click the thumbs up button (👍) below. If you disagree with these proposals click the thumbs down button (👎) below. If you are unsure about the proposals and feel you need to know more about them click the question mark button (❓) below. If you have any additional comments about these proposals please provide them in the comment section below.

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Absolutely essential.

I have used care homes to place my wife in for a week but since Covid I would not do so but rely on Personal Assistants to do sleep-overs

I'm in favour of this

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