A plea to the government to end 'inhumane' restrictions for care home visits

VIDEO report by Lise McNally

A campaign group supporting care home residents is calling on the Government to end what they call 'inhumane restrictions' on family visits. 

The Rights for Residents group, which was founded by two Liverpool women say many care homes are ignoring the new relaxed guidelines on family visits - often limiting residents to one, 30 minute visit a week at most.

Relatives meeting face to face at Maple Lodge care home Credit: ITV Granada

The Care Home Manager at Maple Lodge in Liverpool says trying to organise slots for relatives is one of the hardest part of the job, staff don't like turning people away.

She runs a team working flat out to keep residents safe.

The group say the easing of restrictions should be made legally binding. More than a quarter of a million people have signed their petition.