40 of Care Home Relatives Scotland‘s 360 Facebook members gather to protest about their lack of access to care homes, to visit relatives.
Headlined all day today by BBC Scotland, these ‘campaigners‘ represent a tiny percentage of those affected.
There around 35 000 residents in care home in Scotland:
Those 40, at most, protesting above, represent 0.1% of the number of residents. However, if we take into account all of those related to or friends of those 35 000, they may be as little at 0.01%.
Given that so few relatives and friends of the 35 000 are protesting, is this a matter for individual care home managers and not government, to sort out?