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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

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

Added on 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 only allowed once a week visitation outside and often Peter gets distressed when he reaches out to hug his wife and then stopped and taken back inside as he becomes too distressed. We have been supporting Christine and many, many families who come to us saying they are upset they can not hug their loved ones because they are living in a care home. Christine pleads with the Government to keep their pledge to test more residents and allow close family members visitation with proper risk assessment. She told us “ I would do anything absolutely anything to hug my Peter. Who knows how long we have left and we are unable to show our affection to each other “. I’ve pleaded with the provider, manager, everyone to have that vital contact. It's so unfair and this is the cruellest aspect of this. Common sense is needed. I would do everything I could just to give him a hug. It’s wrong. It’s so very wrong.”

Christina appeals on behalf of close family members wanting visiting embargoes lifted to elderly living with dementia in care homes


To the Rt Hon Matt Hancock

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care


My dear husband Peter is in a care home living with dementia. We have been married thirty seven years and we have always been there for each other. We love each other. I visited my dear husband five times a week before the COVID 19 pandemic and every week he came back home for the day. I also took him out a lot to spend time together. I cared for him at home for nine years before the doctor said it was best for him to go into a care home. I wish I didn’t take that advice now. The garden visits are very upsetting for him because seeing me he tries to reach out to hug me and so care staff end the visit when he gets distressed.

I have requested countless times can I go to help in the home and then I could be with him. I am happy to have a test as frequently as needed and to pay for this myself. I would do all the procedures that the care staff do to keep everyone safe. I live on my own and do not have anyone visit my home. I walk to the care home three miles and back and only go out once a week to the small shop near where I live. My husband and I want to be together and so give us the chance to hug those we love who may not have long left. Don't allow loving families to have to live knowing we were denied this time with them when they are no longer here."

Mrs Christine Thorpe, loving wife of Peter Thorpe


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