In your.article on local involvement networks (LINks),.a spokesman from the Commission for Social Care Inspection was reported as.saying they had concerns about giving LINks right of entry to care homes (see.'LINks scrutiny system to bar patient networks from access to key services').
Interestingly, in North Somerset, the commission.has teamed up with the police and is visiting.care homes to raise its profile among residents and staff. Presumably, the commission.and the Department of Health.do not want LINks members (in whatever form that may be) to be able to do the same.
Tony Fletcher is contract manager of the Forum Support Organisation for Scout Enterprises, a charity based in Bristol.