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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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Care home owners must deploy cameras to eradicate the 'plague' of unexplained injuries

Added on 4th July 2020

PLEASE BE AWARE IF YOU SCROLL DOWN YOU WILL SEE DISRESSING IMAGES OF INJURIES THAT HAVE OCCURRED TO ELDERLY WHEN IN CARE. THESE INJURIES WERE ALL INVESTIGATED BY AUTHORITIES AND EXPLAINED AS ' ACCIDENTAL' DUE TO NO VISUAL EVIDENCE AVAILABLE. CCFTV WOULD LIKE TO STRESS THAT WE SUPPORT OUR GOOD DEDICATED CARE WORKERS MANY THAT CONTACT US TO SAY ARE OFTEN LEFT UNDERSTAFFED. WHILE THESE IMAGES ARE VERY DISTRESSING WE ARE WANTING TO INFLUENCE ALL CARE PROVIDERS TO ADOPT THE USE OF SAFETY MONITORING IN COMMUNAL AREAS IN ALL CARE HOMES ESPECIALLY IN DEMENTIA COMMUNITIES. WE HAVE THE FULL PERMISSION FROM FAMILIES TO USE THE IMAGES ON OUR SAFETY MONITORING IN ALL CARE HOMES INITIATIVE - CARE CAMPAIGN FOR THE VULNERABLE

''Our mother suffered horrific injuries due to an unwitnessed fall in her care home. We wanted answers to how it happened and we received none.'' Joanna B

''My Dad suffered a deep gash on his arm and was covered in cuts and bruises. We were worried as he always seemed scared of certain staff. This could have been his dementia but it may not have been. How would we know?'' J.W

Going through the many photos of unexplained cuts, gashes, bruising and horrific wounds that is happening to our elderly in care homes is a depressing task. Families come to CCFTV in turmoil telling us that no explanation could be given on how their loved ones sustained such injuries and only being explained to that injuries may have occurred in all 'probability' because of a fall.

Elderly residents in care homes many living with cognitive impairment such injuries can not be explained. Families say that loved ones sometimes tell them they have been 'cruelly treated' 'pushed' or 'manhandled' but sadly this would be insufficient evidence because of their dementia diagnosis.

Just a few of the vast amount of unwitnessed injuries coming into CCFTV from distraught families telling us safety monitoring is needed to evidence accidents and incidents to protect our most vulnerable elderly and our good care staff (permission is given by families to highlight these injuries to help influence providers to adopt safety monitoring in communal areas in all care homes). Sadly three of the residents in the photo below passed away and the families say their rapid decline was due to the injuries sustained.

We support families faced with lengthy investigations including adult safeguarding agencies and in many of these cases would result in staff suspensions while the investigation is ongoing. This is not only placing pressure on providers to employ agency staff to cover care worker/s but can cause huge distress on innocent carers as well. Safety monitoring would bring clarity in a matter of minutes and eradicate the ' we don't know' plague happening in too many care homes across the UK.

CARE CAMPAIGN FOR THE VULNERABLE STATEMENT

The pain of not knowing what happened to loved ones will be compound their sorrow as significant injuries could support a range of different possible scenarios for the causes of such extensive injuries. The sad thing - yet again - is that CCTV safety monitoring would have provided conclusive evidence as to what happened.


It is fine for the provider to claim they have been cleared of any wrongdoing yet in the same breath confirm that no witnesses were present. How those two statements can result in a provider claim of ’no case to answer' must be as baffling for familes as it is for CCFTV.

We have no doubt that most care providers would be horrified to think injuries sustained by residents in their homes could be anything other than unfortunate accidents. The reality however is in the vast majority of cases as above they actually don’t know what happened. In such circumstances, and given providers choose not to adopt safety technologies to provide certainty, a wide ranging independent investigation is essential every single time. Please support our safety monitoring in communal areas in all U.K. care homes initiative.

Please note - families have contacted CCFTV to highlight and raise awareness to safety monitoring being installed in communal areas in all care homes and asked us to show photographic evidence to injuries sustained. As a responsible organisation we do not show full identity but families are happy to be approached to speak to anyone interested in the case studies above. Please forward on your details and we will send on with permission ccftv.cares@gmail.com

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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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Dominic Grieve Westminster Speech 2018 on Care Campaign For The Vulnerable Safety Monitoring In Care Homes

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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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Just some of the Care Providers who support our CCTV Safety Monitoring in Care Homes

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Safe Place Scheme

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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