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Commissioner strongly welcomes announcement that powers in the Coronavirus Act to limit older people’s rights relating to social care will be suspended

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Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, Heléna Herklots CBE, said:

“I strongly welcome the announcement that provisions within the Coronavirus Act that give local authorities the power to limit older people’s rights to have their needs assessed and access the social care support they require will be suspended. 

“I have consistently called for these powers to be removed, given the vital support that social care provides to many older people throughout Wales, and the risks these provisions create in terms of potentially limiting older people’s rights. 

“I would like to thank everyone who added their voice to mine in calling for this crucial action to ensure that older people’s rights are protected and upheld at this most challenging of times.”

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