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Residential Homes

Volume 210: debated on Tuesday 30 June 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how she plans to ensure that people in residential homes who experience a sudden down-turn in health will be able to be transferred to nursing homes.

From April 1993 local authorities will be responsible for assessing individuals' needs and arranging placements in residential care and nursing homes for those people who need to be publicly supported. Our guidance makes clear that care needs should be regularly reviewed and care packages revised as necessary.