The Registered Nursing Home Association has reacted angrily to
comments by community care minister Stephen Ladyman that older
people are “banged up” in care homes.
During a Commons debate last week, he said: “The government want
people to be able to choose where they spend their retirement,
while the Conservatives want everyone to be banged up in a care
RNHA chief executive Frank Ursell said: “We think it is a slur
on the thousands of nurses and care assistants who look after the
“It must have caused a great deal of unnecessary anxiety to any
older person about to enter a care home,” he added.