Motion ref. S5M-23363
Care Home Relatives Scotland Survey
Submitted by: James Kelly, Glasgow, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Friday, November 13, 2020
Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Neil Bibby, Donald Cameron, Alex Cole-Hamilton, Neil Findlay, Patrick Harvie, Alison Johnstone, Johann Lamont, Monica Lennon, Liam McArthur, Pauline McNeill, Alex Rowley, Colin Smyth
Current status: Achieved cross-party support
That the Parliament recognises the recent report published by the Care Home Relatives Scotland Group on the impact of care home visiting restrictions; understands that 347 relatives of people in care homes were surveyed regarding the updated guidelines that were published on 12 October 2020; acknowledges that over 90% of those surveyed said that they had not been allowed a visit that included touch; notes the view that that further efforts should be made to engage with care homes residents and their relatives in Glasgow and across the country on what more can be done to support them, and further notes the calls on the Scottish Government to give due consideration to these matters when carrying out any further review of guidelines.