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R&RA @relresuk London

The Relatives & Residents Association supports, informs and campaigns on behalf of older people in care in England. Helpline - 0207 359 8136

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UK care home records 24 deaths in one of worst Covid-19 outbreaks https://t.co/tFCWfCtnOz
Retweeted by R&RACalls mount for public inquiry into UK BAME Covid-19 death rate https://t.co/J5qW6Xag2o
Retweeted by R&RAConfirmation that older people, black and Asian ethnic groups, males and those living in more deprived areas are mo… https://t.co/DJxLgqVIZe
6/3
2020
The ghosts of the care-home dead will come back to haunt this government | Polly Toynbee https://t.co/AWMy9lg144
Retweeted by R&RAExamples of care staff helping families to keep in touch: couple reconnected via video call. "As a family we were e… https://t.co/sHW3uOSch6
6/2
2020
@Jarmann tells BBC Radio 4’s the World Tonight that actual care home & nursing homes deaths in England & Wales may… https://t.co/wQWPsZ6FwF
Retweeted by R&RA"Open and honest flows of communication are central to good care. At a time of such uncertainty for those in care a… https://t.co/c7SVRlq9JP"At least 40% of all coronavirus deaths have occurred in the very places dedicated to keeping people safe in their… https://t.co/qpvWAKuny6Clear, open and regular communication between care providers, residents and families is crucial: R&RA and… https://t.co/0zAk2QDNKC
6/1
2020
Matt Hancock's obsession with hospitals has warped priorities and cost lives | Richard Vize https://t.co/ShTU9X3T7Y
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5/29
2020
👏In what might be the final #ClapForOurCarers, we will be showing our appreciation tonight 👏 When the clapping stop… https://t.co/i2Ks2K2KoDR&RA's letter to CQC covered in The Telegraph. Full text of the letter available on our website:… https://t.co/Pd5o6c0T1u
5/28
2020
R&RA's Helpline has been supporting people throughout the Coronavirus outbreak, listening to our callers' heartache… https://t.co/eKgjyyrBhe
5/27
2020
R&RA's letter to CQC covered in @Independent today, alongside concerns raised by other charities about lack of over… https://t.co/qxeqeEnCCf
5/26
2020
R&RA's letter to CQC calling for urgent action to ensure the rights of people using care services, covered in… https://t.co/ZdtFvAvtEJR&RA's chair has written to the CQC expressing disappointment at their role during the pandemic, urging them to rec… https://t.co/kr0pb00zPx
5/24
2020
Care staff have a key role to play in protecting the mental well-being of older people using care services, includi… https://t.co/55hBYr7IRv
5/23
2020
The suspension of routine inspections renders care homes invisible to scrutiny and costs lives https://t.co/nJB6R5ZBmJ
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5/22
2020
"They were not expendable. We are not the herd." Lament, a poem by R&RA's deputy chair, Trish Davies… https://t.co/aPtKHgwano
5/21
2020
NEW: Might COVID-19 do for social care what World War II did for the NHS? And, if so, what would a service that was… https://t.co/bP0Rxb7zBq
Retweeted by R&RA"The recruitment crisis in care homes...reflects a lack of societal recognition which is shaming, given the role ca… https://t.co/VP5qurcFEk
5/20
2020
R&RA's director on BBC News today responding to new ONS stats on death rates in care: "A heartbreaking and tragic n… https://t.co/28uFlj0NQeHeartbreaking story of a husband's battle to ensure his wife's cause of death is investigated. Highlights the worry… https://t.co/jy75oZpF9H
5/19
2020
UK bars and hair salons get more help than care homes, say providers https://t.co/iqTMiGiH5d
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5/17
2020
Our #FF #FollowFriday this week goes to @relresuk and @DementiaUK for all the amazing work they are doing to help o… https://t.co/fNVjhxlwwt
Retweeted by R&RACare home residents' families demand restart of inspections https://t.co/4GqXodo2bK
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5/15
2020
Good communication between care services and relatives is crucial. To keep families connected at this difficult tim… https://t.co/EZwHuRIzLo
5/14
2020
A testing system in chaos, putting the lives of older people at risk https://t.co/W2FmxvFLE9
5/13
2020
Two very sad landmarks to reach: 'The UK death toll from Covid-19 has surpassed 40,000, according to official figur… https://t.co/RjhmBsTAXS
5/12
2020
Examples of care staff helping families stay connected: care home using video calling as it is "so easy, and a free… https://t.co/8LzX9I3RkP
5/8
2020
Four times more likely to die. Extremely worrying. Even accounting for socio-economic differences almost twice as l… https://t.co/4PKMxSvz9H
Retweeted by R&RAOlder people receiving care are at the sharp end of this crisis but they, and the services caring for them, have fe… https://t.co/BHYjNbUCkNExamples of care staff helping families keep in touch: husband and wife reconnected via video call. "It was a joy t… https://t.co/YeQJtdM1kT
5/7
2020
Examples of care staff helping families keep in touch. A care home suggested residents write a message to their rel… https://t.co/OXuKzDK46z“The ability to die with one’s family and loved ones seems to me to be one of the most fundamental parts of any rig… https://t.co/IQRmT0blUOHealth Sec said last week this testing would be available & increasingly anxious care home managers have been askin… https://t.co/QOLeq6p1yq
Retweeted by R&RARRA trustee @DesKellyOBE on planning for social care reform: "Now is absolutely the best time for care sector organ… https://t.co/fFFHqYktdV
5/6
2020
Examples of care staff helping families keep in touch. The care worker who lent her mobile to connect a mum and dau… https://t.co/tlL8reMfWQ
5/5
2020
'Planning for the future of care and support services', R&RA Trustee @DesKellyOBE on building consensus for review… https://t.co/26vTadD2lOVoices from the ground: the common themes from our helpline tell the story of Coronavirus and the desperate situati… https://t.co/32ChCFLVuh
5/4
2020
Care home deaths are no secret. Each one must be sent to CQC urgently. It’s a prosecutable offence for homes not to… https://t.co/wMVMf6n9DW
5/2
2020
@YACbook Hi @YACbook. R&RA works with older people requiring care. Our helpline is open to anyone seeking advice, i… https://t.co/ZRCx6TCuD1
4/30
2020
Good piece from @Sanchia7 on frustration and confusion around testing in care homes https://t.co/raw7RsNw4uThe R&RA Helpline is supporting people at the sharp end of the Coronavirus outbreak. We've shared the common themes… https://t.co/wbFFYLq1jWDeath rates in care homes to be monitored and announced daily - something we have long been calling for and crucial… https://t.co/eARtFqbtct
4/29
2020
Official figures on the rising numbers of deaths in care homes confirm the devastating impact COVID-19 is having ac… https://t.co/PQgTAcc7HHJoin the one minute's silence at 11am today to commemorate all key workers who have lost their lives during the COV… https://t.co/wXe9R4NgAbUK failed to stockpile crucial PPE, @BBCPanoroma investigation finds https://t.co/iL9Z54aYgr
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4/28
2020
Article on the "growing sense of collective shame: the neglect of the 400,000 older people who live in British care… https://t.co/odwf3heLWnR&RA's Helpline is open as normal, giving info and advice about care for older people. Whether your question is abo… https://t.co/UZk8W7PBia
4/27
2020
Care Home Twitter: we want to hear from you. Please do consider responding and sharing this with colleagues, relati… https://t.co/PnrRlxVCPK
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4/26
2020
The Government's pledge to test care home residents urgently needs to be implemented, as providers 'plead' for more… https://t.co/dhze6JyUWP
4/24
2020
As we #ClapForOurCarers tonight at 8pm to show our appreciation, we'll also be thinking about the support the care… https://t.co/zMi6x6vuIMPolicy based on chronological age alone is not helpful! Older people could face extended coronavirus lockdown, Lord… https://t.co/uEcEorY0QK
Retweeted by R&RAR&RA feature in @cmm_magazine special COVID-19 edition, on helping families to stay connected, sharing the ideas we… https://t.co/BB0HtCGRIW
4/23
2020
A central list from @DHSCgovuk of which councils have adopted Care Act easements would help provide oversight, and… https://t.co/651egce0Ek
4/22
2020
Lots of talk of plateaus and peaks in death tolls today, but that’s just in hospitals. Some of the biggest care hom… https://t.co/YVXbdKiUPN
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4/21
2020
R&RA speaks to @mailplus about the crisis in social care, the action needed to protect older people receiving care… https://t.co/lbN4ESbXA7"We must go forward with the ambition and determination for a better society that puts dignity and respect at the h… https://t.co/1qpG890X7G
4/20
2020
R&RA's response to the Government action plan on social care, including our questions about implementation:… https://t.co/qAh8qs0fBh
4/19
2020
With falling staff levels and without the normal checks and processes in place, care services need support, guidanc… https://t.co/gVFvLfAa2N
4/18
2020
@martinbright An incredibly moving story - thank you for sharing @TPower111 - please get in touch to see how we mig… https://t.co/RSUV42lLmuThe role of social care in battling COVID-19 has, finally, been recognised by the Government. The action plan has a… https://t.co/PDORUkBxX6“The lessons learned too late in the residential care system are not yet being applied in the home care system". Th… https://t.co/hsitAUb4LM
4/17
2020
The Government's focus on social care, via the COVID-19 action plan, is desperately needed. It commits to many meas… https://t.co/pdmTLUh3pi
4/16
2020
Older people should be supported to keep in touch with their families during COVID-19. Where people are at the end… https://t.co/xY2i78SqlP"Care services need to be supported to ensure care standards do not fall to unsafe or undignified levels during thi… https://t.co/Ax4ld71tEJTesting for COVID-19 to be rolled out to social care. Long called for and vital to help protect older people receiv… https://t.co/k2XqANwlieThanks @relresuk . My piece on care homes at 830 on @BBCr4today
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4/15
2020
Coronavirus has exposed the gaping holes in social care. But it is also a chance for change https://t.co/PvQmE51x8Z
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4/14
2020
Older people’s rights should not be side-lined during the COVID-19 crisis. The response to this emergency should no… https://t.co/a5MVZXmWnB
4/13
2020
Care services need adequate resources and staff levels to meet the needs of older people during the COVID-19 crisis… https://t.co/YXw2P6PAgZ
4/12
2020
R&RA want to ensure the voices of older people receiving care, and their relatives, are heard during the COVID-19 o… https://t.co/MxpdNnXnZ9
4/11
2020
We are with you @alzheimerssoc, incredibly important that we get this story out. We are hearing similar accounts vi… https://t.co/MP6iE6vzPN
4/9
2020
New letter from @CNOEngland and @NHSEnglandNMD stressing blanket 'do not resuscitate' orders should not be used: "b… https://t.co/UWPvqcYwMn
4/8
2020
The rights of older people need to be respected and protected during this crisis. The response to the COVID-19 emer… https://t.co/GDadLOJLIpGreat examples of care staff helping families to stay connected during COVID-19. For more ideas, see R&RA and… https://t.co/l1zlTVBD5L
4/7
2020
In case you missed it, an important piece in the Observer, which covered R&RA's work supporting older people and th… https://t.co/zlgubea7YlR&RA's Helpline is open as normal, supporting older people and their relatives/friends with info and advice about c… https://t.co/7nhC7vDypl
4/6
2020
A care sector that was stretched to critical levels even before the COVID-19 outbreak needs support to ensure the r… https://t.co/sgA7iwHQ8Z
4/3
2020
👏👏 The nation comes together again at 8pm tonight to show our appreciation for care staff, health staff and all key… https://t.co/ZDBBHlJtDTAs the country comes together to try and prevent the spread of COVID-19 by staying at home, finding other ways to k… https://t.co/YdBPEwcV4M
4/2
2020
Care services should be recognised as equal partners with the NHS on the front-line of managing the Covid-19 pandem… https://t.co/ScYkgyrZEy @rosschawkins @BBCr4today Really important story this morning. The situation in care homes is critical. My friends… https://t.co/pcR9pFk4GH
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4/1
2020
@neilmcrowther @DesKellyOBE @socfuture Hi Neil, that would be great. Please do get in touch and we can help share t… https://t.co/83yBhRx4YfDo you have an example of a care worker / care home going above and beyond to help you to keep in touch with your r… https://t.co/n5sqNIgNkf
3/31
2020
"The importance of having a personalised care plan in place, especially for older people, people who are frail or h… https://t.co/ENvp4dEfYwA personal statement on why #humanrights and non #discrimination against #olderpeople has to be at the centre of ha… https://t.co/bW17T7aYrE
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3/30
2020
Call for evidence by @HumanRightsCtte for inquiry into Government's response to COVID-19. Questions include 'Which… https://t.co/1y3M8zHhLoFor ideas on keeping in touch with relatives and friends in care during Coronavirus, check out our tips, brought to… https://t.co/sIln6gGTYB
3/27
2020
👏 8pm tonight 👏 Join the clap for carers 👏 Throw open your windows and clap to show your appreciation for all fro… https://t.co/5T4b2BJW9BWe are launching a fundraiser to raise money for grants for care workers that have been financially affected by COV… https://t.co/bCpmgNdzcU
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3/26
2020
"At the end of this crisis there is little doubt that people will understand, and value, the importance of a resili… https://t.co/hibA61tQ5p"If the NHS is to do its job effectively for those in need of intensive care, ensuring that adult social care is pr… https://t.co/uXf6zvInZVAt 3:30pm today the Health and Social Care Committee will be looking at the impact of Covid-19 on the care sector,… https://t.co/Ig2KnrNG08https://t.co/iLRjpXmaXn
3/24
2020
Older people widely demonised in UK, ageism report finds - a worrying report in worrying times https://t.co/g3YBcHNY1Y
3/19
2020
Coronavirus: online therapy service to offer free sessions across UK https://t.co/IUOCywG19vBBC News - Coronavirus: Children send care home residents uplifting messages https://t.co/1S1ExQwKK9BBC News - Coronavirus: How to help the rural elderly? https://t.co/gXmZTrBCZk
3/18
2020

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