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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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“Why should we sell our family home because mum’s diagnosed with Alzheimer’s...? “

Added on 21st July 2020

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8554857/Britains-elderly-spent-7-4-BILLION-care-bills-year-despite-PMs-vow-fix-crisis.html

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable supports many families that contact us stating they are forced to sell their family home to pay for a loved ones care when diagnosed with Alzheimer's/Dementia. Families come to us say they are in a 'battle' with CHC Continuing Health Care to fund loved ones care needs but are told they are not eligible and will have to self-fund.

‘It would have been better for mum to have had terminal cancer than dementia'' was the comment we received from a family member who had just been told that she had to sell her mothers home to fund her placement in care.


Care Campaign for the Vulnerable completely understood the sentiment behind such a comment. It wasn’t the family member wishing away their mothers life but genuine frustration and anger about the significant social disparity between someone with dementia that needs long term social care and someone of a similar age who requires long term health service support. The person with dementia is effectively suffering from a terminal illness just in the same way someone with cancer may be. Yet society treats both so very differently. The person with cancer is offered a lot of support and intervention which is free at the point of delivery. The vulnerable dementia sufferer who has also paid their national insurance over their working life is not given the same support but instead expected to impoverish themselves by selling their house to meet the cost of care associated to the management of their dementia.


We and many others have continued to call out successive Governments on the injustice of such and yet no proposal has been forthcoming to remedy this act of dementia discrimination. We have for years called for promised Social Care reforms to address this issue and yet nothing. Many more older vulnerable people have since died in care facilities, years after having to sell their own home and having lost the opportunity to bequeath their family the only real value they had accrued over their working lifetime.

'' It's a scandal our family home has to be sold so that my mother who has Alzheimer's can receive the care she needs. This isn't the same for cancer sufferers and it shouldn't be like this for loved ones diagnosed with a brain disease either. Its a national shame that elderly who work hard all their lives and saved are being stripped of assets they worked so hard for to hand over to their loved ones. Our mother worked every day to buy her own home and she worked so we would be looked after when she passes away.

Instead, we are handing it over to what often amounts to her receiving substandard care - my mother has been failed in her care home and still expected to pay up. I have now been forced to sell our family home when our mother dies. This Government must act so elderly who have been diagnosed with dementia/Alzheimers do not have to self-fund. It's wrong and it's so unfair.'' A daughter in care.

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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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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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