Care home residents abandoned due to ‘shockingly irresponsible’ decisions, report finds

A series of government failures put tens of thousands of older people’s lives at risk and led to violations of care home residents’ human rights, an Amnesty International investigation has concluded. Its 52-page report, As If Expendable: The UK Government’s Failure to Protect Older People in Care Homes during the Covid-19 Pandemic, said despite knowledge…

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