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

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.

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