This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government

Petition Improve the standard of residential, domiciliary and hospital care of older, vulnerable people

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We call upon the government to improve the standard of residential, domiciliary & hospital care of older, vulnerable people, to:
•Ensure that all staff in residential, domiciliary & hospital care receive regular 1-1 supervision sessions where training needs are identified, receive positive/constructive feedback on practice, & concerns on poor practices are shared & actioned
•Require all care staff [& HCA’s] to complete & pass a nationally accredited course of training
•Set a mandatory staffing ratio of carers/nurses
•Ensure that all supervisory staff in homes & on wards receive training on leadership
•Introduce maximum lengths of working hours & shifts; & increasing the minimum hourly rate of pay for care staff, nurses & HCA’s
•Establish a national register of care staff & HCA’s
•Ensure that managers/home owners are accountable for failings
•Create tougher penalties for those guilty of abuse of those in their care
•Ensure protection for all ‘whistle-blowing’ staff.

This petition closed early because of a General Election

354 signatures