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Commissioner’s response to Welsh Government announcement on action for care homes

31.7.20

Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, Heléna Herklots CBE, said:

“The loss we have seen in our care homes during the Covid-19 pandemic has been a tragedy, and older people living in care homes in Wales need assurance that they will be kept safe and protected from Covid-19, and will be able to access the support they need to have the best possible quality of life.

“I welcome the measures set out in the Deputy Minister’s letter to stakeholders, which reflect many of the calls for action I made as part of my recently published Care Home Voices report and will underpin the Welsh Government’s forthcoming action plan.

“As we head towards the winter, taking action across all of the areas outlined by the Deputy Minister will be crucial if we are to avoid further loss and tragedy in our care homes, which support some of our most vulnerable citizens.”

Click here to read the Welsh Government's statement