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 Care Campaign For The Vulnerable

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable is learning of the pressures faced by conscientious led Care Providers striving to offer a caring and safe environment to both service users and staff. Safety monitoring is proving to be a invaluable care assist tool - bringing a more open and transparent culture into care homes as well as saving valuable resources within the care home sector and the NHS

Case Studies

'' 28 day eviction notice served to my mother with Alzheimer's hidden behind a false allegation... ''

Friday 27th November 2020

Debbie's mother Annie who has Alzheimers has been living in her care home since June 2020. Debbie told CCFTV ''I previously raised concerns that my mother was only showered once a week and many other issues. I found some staff to resent the concerns our family raised.'' A distraught daughter ... More

“The only Christmas present we want this year is to hug our great- grandma ...”

Thursday 26th November 2020

Great grandchildren Jaxson, Carter and Brooklyn sent Care Campaign for the Vulnerable their Christmas list with a heartbreaking message ''the only present we want from Santa is to hug our great -grandma''. The heartbreaking request is not for traditional toys or playstations but only to h... More

“Why I’m taking legal action to see my mother living in a care home...”

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Martina and her mother Reference https://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2020/11/25/news/daughter-of-woman-with-advanced-dementia-launches-legal-challenge-over-restrictions-on-care-home-visits-2140628/ https://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2020/11/03/news/wom... More

''Our family was told EIGHT years before we can access our late mother's care records...''

Tuesday 24th November 2020

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable receives correspondance from families who held Lasting Power of Attorney to loved ones in care homes and we are told after death were refused access to care records. Carol Griffiths was told by her late mother's care provider the family would have to wait ... More

''Our elderly mother told us she wants to die... it breaks our hearts...''

Saturday 21st November 2020

Families contact Care Campaign for the Vulnerable to say elderly loved ones in care homes are struggling with restrictions and often do not know why loved ones can't hug or touch them. A son came to us for support and said his elderly mother told him ''she wants to die'' and is not settlin... More

''My father in law has deteriorated greatly during lock down. He no longer recognises us ...”

Saturday 21st November 2020

Families are coming to Care Campaign for the Vulnerable saying elderly loved ones in care homes no longer recognise close family members on visits and say it breaks their hearts that lengthy restrictions have brought on a severe decline. A daughter in law tells of the devastation her loved one can n... More

Mum being removed from her care home was traumatising and this should never be allowed to happen during Covid....

Friday 20th November 2020

An elderly person evicted from a care home can be very unsettling when they are transferred to a new and unfamilar surrounding. This of course is escalated during Covid when family can’t go and see the new home or even visit. Jacqui and her mother before it was told she 'required' n... More

“Our Local Authority is saying no Christmas decorations this year... we are heartbroken for our residents “.

Monday 16th November 2020

Care Home managers contacting Care Campaign for the Vulnerable saying they’ve been instructed by their local authority not to place up Christmas decorations this year referencehttps://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/nov/18/uk-care-home-bosses-seek-extra-500m-for-christmas-safety-measures ... More

''No Christmas cheer this year....''

Sunday 15th November 2020

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable supporting families who say care homes will not be facilitiating face to face visits in time for Christmas Families are contacting Care Campaign for the Vulnerable telling of the distress when informed by care homes they can not facilitate safe visit... More

What will be the true cost on the mental health of family members stopped from visiting loved ones in care homes...?

Friday 6th November 2020

What will be the true mental health cost over time to family caregivers denied the right to visit elderly loved ones in care homes during Coronavirus? Tormented relatives who previously cared for loved ones at home until advanced dementia /Alzheimers care needs forced them to be pla... More

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable statement on the Department of Health and Social Care updated guidance on care home visits

Thursday 5th November 2020

Families are contacting Care Campaign for the Vulnerable asking to be let in care homes and treated as key workers to ensure elderly loved ones do not decline emotionally and physically. Care Campaign for the Vulnerable is disappointed with the recent update from the Department of Hea... More

''Our Grandad was failed by home care and died of neglect...''

Friday 23rd October 2020

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable raises awareness to poor care in care homes but we also receive correspondence reporting neglect in home care too. A granddaughter contacted us saying her late grandad had been neglected by carers including not administering important medication which resulted in a ... More

“I was told my elderly mother with Alzheimer’s was being evicted from her care home in a late night phone call....''

Wednesday 21st October 2020

''My mum was diagnosed with vascular dementia in September 2019 and since this time both her mental state and poor mobility has declined. She has previously been in community beds three times for rehabilitation following spells in hospital. Following her second stay mum had carers goi... More

''Mum's 90th Birthday... and we weren't even sent a video or a photo of her special day ...''

Monday 19th October 2020

At Care Campaign for the Vulnerable we understand care homes celebrate elderly residents birthdays and anniversaries making it very special for them. We are regularly sent videos and photos of care home staff celebrating these special occassions and we know how important these gestures are n... More

''We attended a window visit and saw our grandmother's face severely bruised and no one knew what happened...''

Sunday 11th October 2020

Please be aware if you scroll down further you will see a distressing image of a facial injury. We have hidden identiy. The family have given CCFTV full permission to highlight their grandmother's unwitnessed injuries that were sustained in her care home Charlotte's family atten... More

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable launches Let Loved Ones In Campaign

Monday 5th October 2020

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1347501/coronavirus-care-home-visits-daily-express-campaign CCFTV LAUNCHES OUR ''LET LOVED ONES IN'' #letlovedonesin CAMPAIGN. One designated family member/care partner to be given key worker status and allowed into care homes. #LetLovedOnesIn CHRISTINE HA... More

''Denied visitation in care homes during COVID is one thing but denied a video call is just plain cruel...''

Saturday 3rd October 2020

Families are contacting Care Campaign for the Vulnerable distraught care homes are stopping window visits and reporting homes not facilitating video calls so loved ones can maintain important contact Christine and her mother before visiting restrictions were put in place '' I haven't seen m... More

''My elderly mum hasn't seen her new born great grandchildren because the home no longer allow window visits...''

Wednesday 30th September 2020

''My Mother's care home has stopped window visits... we haven't seen her since July.'' Families are contacting Care Campaign for the Vulnerable saying loved ones in care are denied the right to see grandchildren #LetLovedOnesIn ''We are a big family and there are now two new little boys added ... More

“The GP told the care home to call an ambulance on a code red at 15.26pm... in mum's care notes the call was made at 16.00hrs...''

Monday 28th September 2020

Families are contacting CCFTV reporting elderly loved ones declining in physical health since Covid lock down. It's told to us loved ones particularly with dementia are not sufficiently hydrated because staff are too busy to ensure residents are having the correct intake of fluids. This is a daught... More

''A window visit was my mother's lifeline - now that's been taken away from her...''

Friday 25th September 2020

Families are contacting Care Campaign for the Vulnerable saying care homes are now not allowing window visits and advising families they can only have Skype or telephone calls. Many care providers have stopped crucial contact and families previously had the opportunity to see loved ones through a wi... More

Our response to the PM's recent update on Covid restrictions

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Carol Griffiths, a loving daughter denied pleas to be with her mother in her final moments in a care home Care Campaign for the Vulnerable is disappointed the Prime Minister did not highlight the need for common sense to prevail in the care of our most vulnerable living... More

''My mother was evicted because I asked for a window visit ....''

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Witnessing my elderly mother suffer physical and mental decline on our Skype chats gave me great concern for her continued wellbeing. I had heard in the local area other care homes were allowing family visits albeit window visits but to me, this was at least something. I wrote t... More

My deceased mother received written threats that action would be taken against her for 'non payment' of fees by the local authority...”

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

A grieving daughter contacted Care Campaign For The Vulnerable telling how her mother died in her care home during a lockdown and then soon after received 'threatening' letters from the local authority demanding ''outstanding payments''. The stress this caused the daughter told us was ... More

“No protection for whistleblowers means no protection for our most vulnerable residents”...Senior Care Manager.

Sunday 20th September 2020

A senior care manager contacted Care Campaign for the Vulnerable saying staff needed better protection and whistleblowing policies to protect those who speak out about poor care practice. . “Staff are too dependent on their jobs to speak out. Staff who are made an example of for s... More

“It's hard not to feel relief my mother passed away before Covid when hearing families heartbreak...”

Thursday 17th September 2020

Founder CCFTV Jayne Connery's mother who sadly passed away in November 2019 not long before the Covid19 pandemic outbreak ''It's only since the start of Covid I now feel so fortunate I was allowed to sit in the hospital at the bedside of my sick mother holding her hand for over five week... More

''Neglect, poor care and not having the freedom to go out is a violation of my loved ones human rights...''

Sunday 6th September 2020

Please be aware if you scroll down you will see distressing photos submitted by the family. As a responsible organisation we do not show identity ''In May 2020 my mother nearly passed away. I received a phone call from the home to say that she had'' thirty minutes'' to live. During th... More

Toxic culture and wilful neglect towards vulnerable residents living with dementia forced me to whistleblow

Thursday 3rd September 2020

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable is contacted every week by care workers who say are forced to whistleblow resulting in losing their jobs. A whistleblower contacted CCFTV for support when working as a care staff member for only six months in a care home operated by one of the UK's big... More

‘’ Adults with learning disabilities told...If you don't like it here... you can leave.''

Thursday 3rd September 2020

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable was contacted by families and senior care workers raising serious concerns on restricting food portions, poor food choice and wilful neglect in a care home. Former care professional statement ''As senior professional I reported bad practice and my conc... More

''My first day in a new job I was forced to whistle-blow... ''

Thursday 20th August 2020

A care worker contacted Care Campaign for the Vulnerable telling us she was forced to whistleblow on a senior colleague on the very first day of her employment when witnessing the abuse a vulnerable resident living with dementia. The distraught carer contacted CCFTV telling us she was told to carry... More

“Our elderly and carers are ' thrown under the bus...'

Thursday 20th August 2020

Five families and care workers contacted Care Campaign for the Vulnerable after being told in a shock meeting two care homes in the Liverpool are now closing due to ‘financial difficulties ‘ and the pressures of “COVID19.” A dementia care home in Liverpool is one of th... More

After the death of our mother we collected her belongings placed in black bin bags...''

Friday 14th August 2020

''All large items of furniture are stored in a container that we have. Normally the families ask us to re home the clothes to others. Any personal belongings will go into the office and of large items are personal we would place in a box. Never a bin liner! We also keep their suitcases in st... More

Five months without hugging my husband - now I want him brought back home...

Friday 14th August 2020

Christine has been married thirty seven years to Peter. They lived happily together since they got married and then sadly a few years ago Peter was diagnosed with dementia. Christine was advised that placing Peter in a care home would be the best and safest place for her husband to live. She hesitan... More

Should we really be surprised to learn there was a 66% soaring increase in carers reporting concerns during Covid19 lockdown?

Wednesday 12th August 2020

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable Comments in the DAILY EXPRESS https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1315789/coronavirus-crisis-safety-care-home-staff https://www.carehomeprofessional.com/whistleblowing-by-care-home-staff-up-66-during-covid-19-research-finds/ At the start of the Coronav... More

''Our Care Home is forced to close because of COVID and our residents and staff are all devastated.''

Saturday 8th August 2020

https://news.sky.com/story/care-home-closures-the-casualties-of-covid-19-12047895 https://www.carehomeprofessional.com/care-home-forced-to-close-after-la-withdraws-vacant-bed-funding/ https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/heartbreak-coronavirus-forces-family-run-187470... More

Our loved one has lived in his care home happily for six years - now served a 28 day eviction notice due to his ''behaviour''...

Thursday 6th August 2020

A family contacted Care Campaign for the Vulnerable telling us their loved one lived happily for six years in a care home but now faces a 28 days eviction notice due to his 'behaviour'. ''Our loved one has been served a twenty eight day eviction notice on the grounds of his ‘behaviour... More

“Families are stripped of the right to be with loved ones because they live in a care home...”

Wednesday 5th August 2020

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable is receiving an unprecedented amount of correspondence like the one below. A loving daughter who visited her mother regularly and carried out a caring role now denied access because of Covid19. Her story resonates with the thousands of family members who re... More

”I'm denied visitation to my dying mother in her care home....”

Tuesday 4th August 2020

BBC South News https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000ljzx/south-today-evening-news-05082020 Care Home Professional https://www.itptrack7.com/campaigns/zy974q2gdx37c/track-url/yz9129pydy6a1/51eb116623f7cf3e447d67645ee8f20a9b20279f IT IS WITH DEEP SADNESS AND SORROW CARE CAMPAIGN FO... More

“Dear Mr Hancock ...Let me hug my husband... “

Monday 3rd August 2020

Christine Thorpe has been married to Peter for 32 years. Peter lived at home until two years ago when his dementia worsened. Christina told us that she only placed her husband in a care home on the provision she could see him every day and they remain ‘husband and wife “. She is now on... More

''The care of our elderly with Dementia and Alzheimer's should be under NHS''......

Tuesday 28th July 2020

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable is receiving a high number of responses to the reports of the Government 'thinking of merging social care with the NHS'. One supporter, whose end of life mother she nursed during family visitation restrictions told us the care home her mother was in was... More

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Our Director's statement to why Care Campaign for the Vulnerable was set up.

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Report from Marbrook Centre in Cambridge on the benefits to safety monitoring in communal areas for residents and staff.

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Care Campaign Government Proposal

"The evidence from Providers who have installed CCTV seems to me to merit careful attention and to be quite persuasive"

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Chiltern and South Bucks District Council SAFE PLACE SCHEME has called on Care Campaign for the Vulnerable to add our support to the initiative for those who are vulnerable in the community to get help if out and about and feeling scared , lost or confused.

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