The Scottish Government are seeking views on a law to support adult care home residents to maintain family and friendship connections.
Following a petition lodged by Care Home Relatives Scotland, the Scottish Government are intending on legislating to give effect to “Anne’s Law”. The proposed law would give residents of adult care homes defined rights to spend time with and see the people who are important to them, and the Scottish Government have launched a consultation on their proposals (this link will take you away from our website).
The government have stated their intention to incorporate Anne’s Law into the upcoming legislation to create the National Care Service. Amongst the questions they are seeking responses to are whether the rights should apply to care home residents, their visitors, or both, and how to balance those rights with the rights of others including fellow residents, staff, and visiting professionals.
The consultation is open until 2 November 2021. Responses to the consultation can be submitted via the Scottish Government website here (this link will take you away from our website).