Regulating residential care for elderly people

Patricia Day, Rudolf Klein, Sharon Redmayne
1st Jan 1996

Over 300,000 people in England now live in the 12,000 residential care homes for elderly people registered and inspected by local authorities.

How effective is this machinery for maintaining standards? What are the options for change?

This study, by Patricia Day, Rudolf Klein and Sharon Redmayne of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Policy at the University of Bath, addresses these issues as a contribution to the debate prompted by the Department of Health's decision to review the whole system of regulation.