Human Rights: Guidance for Commissioners of Home Care (Equality and Human Rights Commission)


This guide has been created to assist local authority elected members and staff, involved in the commissioning and procurement of home care, to understand the obligations upon them under the Human Rights Act 1998. The main section headings cover:

  • Chapter 1: Introduction.
    • Purpose of this guidance.
    • Key messages.
  • Chapter 2: About human rights.
    • Human rights and the HRA.
    • Absolute rights and qualified rights.
    • Positive human rights obligations.
    • The ‘public function’ test.
    • Other human rights.
  • Chapter 3: Building a human rights culture.
    • Human rights standards in home care.
  • Chapter 4: Mainstreaming human rights into commissioning home care.
    • Consultation and involvement.
    • Assessing the needs of your area.
    • Documents used for commissioning home care.
    • Contracts.
  • Chapter 5: More information about human rights and home care.
  • Appendix: Home care and the Articles of the European Convention on Human Rights.
  • Contacts.

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Guidance on human rights for commissioners of home care. London: Equality and Human Rights Commission, May 2013.

[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 9, August 2013].

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