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This statement  supporting the call for more visiting has been signed by a coalition of over 130 organisations, researchers, professionals and allies representing relatives, carers and providers, brought together by the National Care Forum.


Adam Gordon – Professor of the Care of Older People , University of Nottingham

Age UK – Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director

Ageing Without Children (AWOC) – Kirsty Woodard, Founder

Altura Learning – Bruce Adams, Head of Customer Success & Sales

Alzheimer’s Society – Kate Lee, Chief Executive

Association of Mental Health Providers (AMHP) – Kathy Roberts, CEO

Amnesty International – Kate Allan, Director

Association for Real Change  (ARC UK) – Victoria Buyer, External Policy Lead

Association of Retirement Community Operators (ARCO) – Michael Voges, Executive Director

Be Human – Julie Stansfield

Belong Ltd – Tracy Paine, Deputy Chief Executive

Beth Britton – campaigner, consultant, writer on ageing, health, social care and dementia

British Geriatrics Society – Sarah Mistry, Chief Executive

Broomgrove Trust Nursing Home – Donna Pierpoint, Registered Care Manager

C&C (Central & Cecil) – Julia Ashley, Chief Executive

Care Association Alliance – Melanie Weatherley MBE, Co-chair

Care Management Matters – Angharad Burnham, Editor

Care Provider Alliance (CPA) – Kathy Roberts, Chair

Care Support Alliance (CSA) –  Emily Holzhausen OBE & Jackie O’Sullivan, Co-chairs

Care Workers Charity – Karolina Gerlich, Executive Director

Carers UK – Helen Walker, Chief Executive

Claire Goodman – Professor of Health Care Research, University of Hertfordshire

Cohesion Recruitment – Dave Beesley & Amanda Marques, Directors

Community Catalysts CIC – Angela Catley, Director & Sian Lockwood OBE FRSA, Chief Executive

Community Integrated Care – Mark Adams, Chief Executive

CSI Market Intelligence Ltd – Mike Short

Dementia Services Development Trust – Bruce Wood CVO WS, Chair

Friends of the Elderly – Steve Allen, Chief Executive

The Fremantle Trust – Sara Livadeas, Chief Executive

HammondCare – Dr Julie Christie, Dementia Support UK

Herefordshire Care Homes Association – Karen Rogers, Co-chair

Housing LIN – Jeremy Porteus, Chief Executive

Ian Donaghy – speaker, film-maker campaigning on dementia awareness

In Control – Julie Stansfield, Chief Executive

Independent Age – Deborah Alsina MBE, Chief Executive

Independent Care Group – Mike Padgham, Chair

Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM) – Jon Wilks, Chief Executive

Jill Manthorpe – Professor of Social Work, King’s College London

John’s Campaign – Julia Jones and Nicci Gerrard, Co-founders

John Kennedy – Social Care Consultant

Julienne Meyer CBE – Professor Emeritus of Nursing: Care for Older People, City, University of London

June Andrews OBE – Professor Emeritus, University of Stirling

Karen Spilsbury – Professor of Nursing, University of Leeds

Kepplegate Care Services – Adam Purnell, Domiciliary & Quality Lead & John’s Campaign Ambassador

Kieran Lynch & Co – Jock Waugh, Director & Ian Sutton, Business Development Manager

Lynden Consulting – Edna Petzen, Director

Marr Procurement – Christoph Marr, Managing Director

MHA – Sam Monaghan, Chief Executive

My Home Life England – Tom Owen, Director

NAPA – Hilary Woodhead, Executive Director

National Association of Care and Support Workers (NACAS) – Sabina Kelly, CEO

National Care Association (NCA) – Nadra Ahmed OBE, Chair

National Care Forum – Vic Rayner, Director

Person Centred Software – Jonathan Papworth, Co-founder and Director

Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA) – Ian Turner, Executive Chair

Relatives and Residents Association – Helen Wildbore, Director

Residential Forum – Dame Gillian Wagner DBE, Chair & Vic Citarella, Trustee

Rights for Residents – Jenny Morrison & Diane Mayhew, Co-founders

Royal Society for Public Health – Christina Marriott, Chief Executive

Royal Star & Garter – Andy Cole OBE, Chief Executive

Social Care Future – Martin Routledge & Anna Severight, Convenors

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) – Kathryn Smith, CEO

Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) – Clenton Farquharson MBE, Chair

UK Care Home Managers Inner Circle – Jonathan Cunningham MBE, Chair and Registered Care Manager

United for All Ages – Stephen Burke, Director

1st Homecare Group – John Rennison, CEO

Access Social Care – Kari Gerstheimer, CEO

Accord Group – Maxine Espley, Executive Director of Health, Social Care and Support

Adelina Comas-Herrara – Assistant Professorial Research Fellow, LSE

Age UK Gloucestershire – Rob Fountain, Chief Executive

Agincare Head Office Services Ltd – Raina Summerson, Group CEO

Alison Tempest

Ambient Support – Mark Milton, Chief Executive

Anchor Hanover – Jane Ashcroft CBE, Chief Executive

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity – Sharon Allen, CEO

BCOP – Caroline Cooban, Chief Executive

Black Belt Advocacy – Kate Mercer

British Dietetic Association – Caroline Bovey BEM RD, Chair

British Association of Social Workers – Dr Ruth Allen, Chief Executive & Maris Stratulis, England Director

Book of You CIC – Kathy Barham, Director

Brendoncare – Zoe McCullum, Chief Executive

British Institute of Human Rights – Sanchita Hosali, Director

British Medical Association (BMA) – Tom Grinyer, CEO

Buurtzorg Britain & Ireland – Brendan Martin, Managing Director

Caroline Jones – Carer to my dad Norman Jones

Catherine Needham – Professor of Public Policy and Public Management, University of Birmingham

Clive Bowman – Visiting Professor City, University of London

Cornwall Care Ltd – Anne Thomas, Chief Executive

Darren Jones MP

Dechoker UK – Matt Oakley, CEO

Deborah Jones

Dementia Friendly, Leeds – Sarah Prescott, Communities Officer

Derek Fisher – Dementia activist and campaigner

Dr Helen Brown – @DrHelenBrown

Glebe Court Nursing Home – Susan Hill, Registered Manager

Infection Prevention Society – Pat Cattini, President

Integration In Care – Annie Stevenson, Director

Issac Theophilos – Care Home Expert

Jewish Care – Gaby Wills, Director of Care Services

Joanne Hope

Kerry Ansell – Family carer

Kingwood – Phillipa Stannard, Head of Fundraising & Communications

Leeds Older Peoples Forum – Rob Cook, Communications Officer

Lesley Butcher – Lecturer in Adult Nursing, Cardiff University

Lisa Jinks – daughter of stroke survivor. Telford

Live Music Now – Douglas Noble

Liz Bryan – Palliative Care Nurse

Liz Kendall MP – Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care)

Marie Baistow – Occupational Therapist

Michael Hornberger –  Professor of Applied Dementia Research, UEA

Mission Care – David Evans, Chief Executive

Music for Dementia – Grace Meadows

New Outlook – Lydia Bailey, Chief Executive

One Housing – Martin D’Mello, Group Director

Orders of St John Care Trust – Dan Hayes, Chief Executive

Our House Waingroves Ltd – Sarah Wyatt, Director

PlaceShapers – Matthew Wright, Chair

Quality Care Matters Ltd – Paula Holdsworth

Ready Generations – Sue Egersdorff, Founder

Rebecca Platt – Supporter

Dr Richard Russell –  Consultant Physician, Senior Clinical Researcher, Respiratory Medicine, University of Oxford

Rusthall Lodge Care Home – Paul Richards, Chief Executive

Dr Sarah Russell RGN – Family carer

Sea Recruitment – Kevin Bradley, Team Leader (Merseyside area) & Haithm El Madinin, Team Leader (Greater Manchester area)

Shelagh Fogerty – Radio and television presenter & journalist

St Johns Winchester – Clive Cook, Chief Executive

Stavey Primus – Family Carer

Sue Rose – Family carer

Surrey Choices – Mette Le Jakobsen, Managing Director

Susan Critchley – Supporter

Suzanne Smith – Family carer

Sussex Housing & Care – Tracy Evans, Chief Executive

Swarthmore Residential Care Home – Claire Allsopp, Registered Manager

Sylvie Silver – NAPA Ambassador

Tide, together in dementia everyday – Anna Gaughan, Chief Executive

VoiceAbility – Jonathan Senker

WCS – Ed Russell, Chief Executive

The Whiteley Homes Trust – Kevin Humphrys FInstLM, Director of Care and Community

The Yardley Great Trust Group – Alan Martin, Chief Executive

Yvonne Murphy – Family carer