Ladyman under fire for care home ‘slur’

    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
    home.”

    RNHA chief executive Frank Ursell said: “We think it is a slur
    on the thousands of nurses and care assistants who look after the
    elderly.

    “It must have caused a great deal of unnecessary anxiety to any
    older person about to enter a care home,” he added.

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