27 January 2016
Department of Health


Andrew Gwynne
Shadow Public Health Minister

Our second meeting to progress discussions on poor nutrition and hydration in care homes.

Fantastic to have Andrew's support on these issues and also the reality of dementia care in this country.

Watch this space, more to come!

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The Right Honourable Alistair Burt
Minister of State for Community and Social Care

Meeting to share our experiences of care Regulator Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Your Voice Matters submitted a written Report to the Minister prior to the meeting sharing our views on the big picture.

Today was a good opportunity for us to collectively share with the Minister evidenced based accounts of CQC failings.  There were similarities between all of us, identifying patterns of failings.

Left to right:

Jenny Moore - Your Voice Matters

Emma - Relatives and Residents Association
Jonathan Senker- Voice Ability
Judy Downey - Relatives and Residents Association
Caroline Abrahams - Age UK

Sarah Champion
Shadow Minister for Prevention of Abuse and Domestic Violence

Last week Sarah launched Dare2Care for child abuse and domestic violence.  Now it is time to address abuse of the elderly.

We look foward to working with Sarah and welcome her support in exposing and addressing an issue that has been allowed to continue for too long.

Liz McInnes, MP
Heywood & Middleton & Shadow DCLG Minister

An opportunity to introduce our campaign following Liz McInnes' press release this week calling for an Investigation into this shocking Rochdale care home story.

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Delighted to unite, working together to bring an end to neglect and abuse in care homes.

Andy Burnham
Shadow Home Secretary

Meeting with Andy Burnham's secretary for updates on progress of our campaign work

Peter Heaton-Jones MP Conservative
North Devon

Welcome cuppa with Dan, Assistant to Peter Heaton-Jones at the end of what was a long day.  Good to catch up on progress of our campaign.