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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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The White Family

Added on 7th July 2018

Ellen White with her Great Granddaughter a few months before sustaining terrible injuries in her care assisted home

Jayne Connery visited Mrs White on a invite from the family in her new nursing home recovering from devastating injuries that her family say were caused by preventable neglect. Mrs White sadly passed away a few weeks later. Care Campaign for the Vulnerable brought these isseus to the CQC and relevant authorities attention and attented meetings with the family, safeguarding and provider. We called publicly for greater transparency in the care of our most vulnerable in care homes

Read here https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/992852/new-law-cctv-protect-elderly-abuse-care-homes-dominic-grieve-uk-campaign

A Great -Grandmother Ellen White had six falls in her care assisted accomodation in the space of two weeks.

Ellen who raised seven children as a single mother was forced to sell her home to cover her care costs at a care assisted housing facility in Kent. The former Council carer suffered six falls in two weeks and the last one left her with a serious gash to her head and a broken wrist. Ellen lived with dementia and sensors fitted to her bed were meant to alert carers every time she moved. When she was found on the floor of her bedroom covered in blood she was found motionless and suffering hyperthermia. The family say that the sensors had been unplugged and how she was cared for was in the very least neglectful.

Gina Begby, Ellen White's grand-daughter told Care Campaign they were ‘horrified’ and ‘deeply distressed’ by her injuries and are still seeking answers from the various Agencies involved in getting to the bottom of how Mrs White suffered these injuries. Gina said 'We want answers and we received none. The injuries she suffered were sickening and we feel it's just not good enough. Our Nan had dementia and at 90 years old was being failed''.

Ellen who hailed from Dublin was taken to the hospital being treated for five weeks. Ellen sadly passed away on the 21st March 2018 from injuries her family say were caused because of preventable neglect’’.

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable raised awareness to Ellen White's injuries after being contacted by the family (Daily Express). Mrs White's family say her devastating injuries were caused by neglect and poor care delivery and if the care assisted accomodation had safety monitoring the neglect their grandmother suffered could have been evidenced.

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We know from the calls and messages we receive daily, preventable neglect and non-preventable incidents can happen in communal areas in care homes – residents being left unattended for far too long resulting in falls amongst other failings.

In many cases we hear about preventable neglect has very little to do with the lack of dedication and commitment delivered by much-dedicated care staff - many who contact us saying that they are often not listened to, overworked, understaffed and under-supported.

Low Pay as many commentators do state, has nothing to do with carers who feel they can badly treat a vulnerable person. Dedicated carers tell us this reflects badly on those that do a great job for pay on a salary that fails to reflect their worth. It is easy to be seduced by the statistics too as one in five care home are currently underperforming, this is seriously worrying.

The care sector has to start viewing safety monitoring as an extra tool. It’s not there to replace good care, spy on anyone, or to interrupt a person’s privacy or dignity, but to enhance and safeguard, to help to protect residents and carers and give Care Providers transparency. We need to push for safety monitoring to be made mandatory in public areas in all care facilities. Ellen White's family deserved these answers after the death of their beloved Nana.

Care Campaign attended a meeting with Ellen White's family, the Care Provider and various agencies. The outcome of the meeting was procedures that had not initially been implemented/carried out at the time in Ellen White's case had been reviewed, so what happened to Mrs White' could not happen again.

CCFTV would like to offer our sincere thanks to the White family for allowing CCFTV to follow their care journey and submitting distressing photos to help in our work influencing the sector to adopt safety monitoring.




























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