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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

CCFTV - Investing in carers

Wednesday 22nd November 2023

Investing in Carers - Dementia Care In the realm of healthcare, the unsung heroes often are the carers, especially those providing care in dementia settings. As the prevalence of dementia continues to rise globally, the need to invest in and support these dedicated individuals becomes increasingly ... More

CCFTV - Redefining Care: A Vision for the Present and Future"

Tuesday 21st November 2023

In the landscape of healthcare, the concept of care is evolving rapidly. The ongoing global challenges, technological advancements, and a deeper understanding of individual needs have prompted a reevaluation of what care should look like in the present and future. This article explores key aspect... More

CCFTV - Caring for a loved one with dementia

Thursday 16th November 2023

Caring for a loved one with dementia is a journey filled with both rewarding moments and unforeseen challenges. When things go wrong, the stress on families can be particularly overwhelming. Here's a closer look at the impact and some strategies for coping. 1. **Emotional Toll:** The unpredictabil... More

CCFTV - Placing a loved one in a care home for the first time

Thursday 16th November 2023

Navigating the Transition: Placing a Loved One in a Care Home for the First Time Introduction:The decision to place a loved one in a care home is undoubtedly one of the most challenging and emotionally charged decisions families face. This post aims to offer guidance and support for navigating this... More

I am bringing my mum back home with Alzheimer’s, after nine years living in a care home

Friday 4th February 2022

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable is contacted by families requesting support to bring a loved one out of a care home and back home due to the ongoing visiting restrictions and current staffing crisis. During this process, CCFTV will attend best interest meetings and will only agree hom... More

Families respond to Downing St rule breaking during national lockdown

Thursday 3rd February 2022

Barbara’s story in response to 10 Downing Street rule-breaking during national lockdown This is only one story that you have heard thousands of times about the elderly being failed by the care system. My mum is called Barbara and approximately eight years ago I noticed things started to ch... More

Our late mother's fall was evidenced by CCTV... her family couldn't view the footage to give us peace of mind...''

Friday 18th June 2021

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable supports families in care that come to us reporting unwitnessed falls and how this can bring severe deterioration in the health of a loved one. The sudden decline often leads to a much loved relative sadly passing away and families tell us this is unacceptable when ... More

“Our late Grandad was let down with his care...he's not just a COVID statistic...''

Saturday 8th May 2021

Families contact CCFTV reporting loved ones suffering neglect saying the Covid pandemic did bring the sector many challenges but this must not be used as an excuse for delivering substandard care during a time families were restricted from entering care homes. A granddaughter CCFTV is supporting t... More

''My mother was told she couldn't return back to her care home.... ''

Sunday 11th April 2021

''My mother had been a resident in a Care Home in Northumberland for the last two and half years until Thursday, April 8th 2021. She is the sweetest, most unassuming and caring lady, until three consecutive admissions to the hospital in the last three months due to the neglectful care within this h... More

Families still ''fighting for access'' to gain essential caregiver status...

Saturday 3rd April 2021

LYN AND HER HUSBAND The easing of care home visitation restrictions has brought families much joy telling us they've been apart from loved ones for nearly a year and being able to see and hold their hand again has been long-awaited. However, CCFTV is concerned after receiving corresponden... More

''My aunt had Do Not Attempt CPR (DNACPR) placed against her wishes... ''

Saturday 20th March 2021

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable is receiving an increase in concerns being told to us during the Covid pandemic regarding elderly loved ones having Do Not Attempt CPR (DNACPR) placed on them and saying this was against their loved one's wishes or without close family members being consulted. CC... More

“Our mother needed lots of assisting with eating and drinking during lockdown...the carers didn’t always have the time...''

Saturday 20th March 2021

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable leads the call for a public inquiry on the Governments' handling of care homes during the Covid pandemic. We are contacted by families telling us their distressing experiences unable to help assist elderly loved ones with care needs. CCFTV understands that many prov... More

''A significant delay in medical help I believe cost a resident his life...''

Wednesday 10th March 2021

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable has been contacted by a care worker telling us that an elderly resident did not receive medical attention quick enough after suffering two serious falls that resulted in him sadly passing away. The following statement is her own account and we have conta... More

''Our mum died soon after we were told that she wasn't nearing the end.. we missed our chance to say goodbye...''.''

Monday 22nd February 2021

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable is receiving an increase in the number of distressing reports saying care homes and GP's 'falsely' reassure families that loved ones are not nearing the end but then they miss the opportunity to say their final goodbye when suddenly and unexpectedly they pass aw... More

''How many more elderly residents failed in care will be reported as ''lessons learned..?''

Sunday 14th February 2021

Julie's mother Veronica died after she suffered failings in her care. An investigation recommendation outcome report saw ''lessons to be learned...''. Families Care Campaign for the Vulnerable support says this is never good enough and elderly who suffer failings in care that bring on a severe ... More

“I witnessed abuse but nothing was done....”

Monday 8th February 2021

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable receives correspondence from care workers telling us about the difficulty they face when speaking out to their employers about neglectful care often resulting in being ostracised and forced out of a job. ''I know several people who have had a horrific experi... More

''Dad went into respite for three weeks... during this time he was rushed to hospital and sadly passed away...''

Saturday 6th February 2021

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable receives correspondence from families worried about unexplained injuries happening in care. This is even more distressing families say, during the COVID family visitation restrictions. We continue our call for the use of safety monitoring in communal areas in all ... More

“Our Dad’s care home is no longer safe ... we now need to move him...''

Thursday 4th February 2021

''My Dad had to go into a care home recently as he has Alzheimer's with challenging behaviours. My mum was unable to care for him at home as it was becoming too much for her. My Dad at the beginning enjoyed his time at the home and everything seemed okay. But then he started saying things like &ldq... More

“A delay in receiving the vaccine cost my lovely wife her life ... why are we being misled?''

Friday 22nd January 2021

A heartfelt message sent to CCFTV from a Royal Navy veteran CCFTV comments in the Daily Mail https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9182449/Navy-veteran-blames-slow-rollout-care-homes-death-wife-caught-virus-day-jab.html “''My late wife, Margaret, developed Alzheimer's disease over 5 yea... More

“Why we need independent CCTV monitoring in care of our elderly living in care homes...we want justice for our loved one...''

Friday 15th January 2021

A family member contacted CCFTV with concerns that CCTV footage had been ' lost' for a serious incident which occurred in their loved one's care home just twenty hours after he was admitted. A Section 42 Safeguarding review substantiated this family’s concerns of abuse in a care home. ... More

''My elderly mother ‘attempted to take her own life’.....''

Thursday 14th January 2021

Please be aware the account told in this case study is very distressing. As a responsible organisation all documentation and reports to date in this case have been viewed by Care Campaign for the Vulnerable. We are fully supporting the family ''My 92 year old Mother lived independent... More

“Our care home was effected by Covid ...and now we can’t get our residents back ...''

Thursday 7th January 2021

''OUR FAMILY CARE HOME IS NOW EMPTY... OUR RESIDENTS ARE ADVISED TO STAY PUT EVEN THOUGH IT'S SAFE TO COME BACK... WE ARE DEVASTATED'' Care Home Manager ''Our care home was evacuated under an emergency situation on 23/12/20. The home had managed through the whole Covid-19 pandemic without issue ... More

Devastated families told “loved ones care homes won't be opening doors at Christmas due to more restrictions.

Saturday 19th December 2020

Devastated families are coming to Care Campaign for the Vulnerable saying care homes are now advising they are forced to close their doors at Christmas due to more localised and national restrictions being put in place by the Government. Families who were preparing to be reunited in time for the ho... More

''Councils leave care staff struggling to cope with testing visitors in care homes...''

Sunday 13th December 2020

Care Home managers are contacting CCFTV to tell us of the challenges they face with Covid testing in care homes. Many say most councils are placing the burden of screening onto providers directly. Below is a typical of what is involved. This is an email sent to us from one manager. ''To say I... 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

''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

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

''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

''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 ... 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 ca... 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 o... 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 reg... 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

''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

Our mum has terminal cancer and now we are forced to sell our family home to pay her care bill ...

Saturday 25th July 2020

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable supporting families that tell us are forced to sell family home to pay for a loved ones care... The McDonald family now face losing the family home after their mother was stricken with a brain tumour Judy McDonald's mother, before needing care. ''Our moth... More

Vulnerable elderly feel abandoned in care homes not easing restrictions...

Sunday 14th June 2020

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable contacted by families and care partners have been told that some care homes are still not facilitating safe visits. Families are contacting us saying they are being denied the right to help care for vulnerable elderly relatives. With proper safety measu... More

Families making video calls to loved ones is giving them cause for concern

Thursday 11th June 2020

Concerned families are contacting Care Campaign for the Vulnerable telling us they now want to have face to face visits with loved ones because when making video calls they see a decline in health. All messages sent to CCFTV are checked and verified. Care Campaign for th... More

''Our elderly wheelchair bound mother was evicted from her home because our Dad ’broke’ the lock down rules''

Saturday 6th June 2020

A daughter's experience of her mother being evicted from her care home . Read the family's story here https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1300280/care-home-evicts-elderly-woman Michaela and her mother before she went into a care home My mother is currently a re... More

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CCFTV Partners with Signature Care Homes - supporting independent safety monitoring systems to protect the vulnerable elderly looked after in long-term care facilities.

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The Eagle lifting cushion, combined with the ISTUMBLE health assessment app, empowers care home workers to make good decisions around lifting residents that fall. Winncare’s work to safeguard residents’ lives aligns with CCFTV’s ambitions to protect the vulnerable elderly looked after in long term care facilities.

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Should there be a Covid-19 public inquiry?

CCFTV and Slater and Gordon UK lead the call for a public inquiry on the handling of care homes during the Covid pandemic.

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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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