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Ruthie Henshall: Care home residents’ rights ‘completely handed over’

Care home residents’ human rights have been “completely handed over” to care homes who have “too much power”, actress Ruthie Henshall has said.Experts compared the care sector to a “Wild West” as the Joint Committee on Human Rights heard evidence on the impact of visiting restrictions on vulnerable residents during the coronavirus pandemic.MPs and peers were hearing evidence as part of their new inquiry into protecting human rights in care settings.Henshall, whose mother Gloria died in May last year, said it was “absolutely devastating” to watch her rapid decline as she was effectively locked in her bedroom spending “gargantuan” amounts...
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Ruthie Henshall: Care home visits a 'postcode lottery'

Care home residents are experiencing a "postcode lottery" when it comes to visitors, West End star Ruthie Henshall has said. Ms Henshall, from Ipswich, was her mother Gloria's essential carer. She died in a care home in May. She has been campaigning for a new law that would allow one...
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