HC Deb 28 March 2003 vol 402 c444W
Mr. Cameron

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received from organisations representing residents in care homes about the planned de-registration of homes; and if he will make a statement. [100681]

Jacqui Smith

We have not received any representations from organisations which only represent residents in care homes.

However, we have received a small number of representations from organisations which both represent service users and provide residential care. The organisations we have had representations from are, Sunrise and Focus Housing Association—both of which are seeking to set up supported housing schemes.

In both cases, local inspectors are meeting with the providers to discuss the key concerns and explore ways forward. We are keeping a watching brief on these areas and are awaiting the National Care Standards Commission's determination.

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