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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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CCTV would be a huge step forward to prevent abuse occurring within our car homes to our loved ones.
There is no excuse for emotional, physical or financial abuse of those who cannot speak for themselves.
Jayne you are an absolute credit to your mum and I'm proud to support this campaign.

Kirsty-ann Johnstone - 08/07/2017

Big love to you and your Mum Jayne, if she was able to comprehend just how well you take care of her, she'd be as proud as we are! ...Very very proud to have you as our ambassador! XX

Lucy Clarke - 08/07/2017
Jayne Connery replied...

Lucy

I met you when you contacted this Campaign a long time ago now and we have followed your journey too. Also a dedicated daughter who understands the challenges having a mum who needs to be cared for. You too are a credit and we are delighted to have you on board this journey with us xx

I cannot put into words the important work my wonderful friend is doing and I'm sure that this subject is all close to our hearts. Please show your support for this outstanding lady and her paramount cause. Jayne Connery on sky news last night voicing the concerns of neglect in our care system for Dementia.

Sam rotin - 08/07/2017
Jayne Connery replied...

Sam

Thank you so much for your lovely words. Your support to this cause has been unwavering. A huge heartfelt thank you x

Today I received a distinction for my research project on cctv in care homes
I am so proud of myself
My name is Denise and I work as a trainee assistant practitioner in care home on a specialist dementia unit

Denise - 07/07/2017
Jayne Connery replied...

Denise

I remember when you posted on our campaign page asking for members to give their views on this. I'm absolutely delighted you chose this very important subject to write about. There are so many important factors and insights to be raised and I for one am delighted you chose CCTV in care homes. I wish you much success for the future and we are thrilled you've achieved a distinction. Well done and please keep us up dated

This programme confirmed all my worst fears about care homes which is why my sister and I ,elderly ourselves,care for my 95 year old mum who has Alzheimer's and dementia at home as we could not bare to subject her to this level of care. Why are the government procrastinating about CCTV in care homes ???? It shouldn't only be in public areas but with family consent (which I can assure you would be forthcoming) in every room. Left me sad,furious and disgusted.

Eileen Herbert - 19/06/2017
Jayne Connery replied...

Eileen

Your message will resonate with many thousands of families affected by poor care. We follow your journey and you are a huge supporter to wanting to get CCTV made mandatory in care homes. The support you've brought has been incredible and a huge thank you x

I worked in care homes and have witnessed the ill treatment of these patients and believe CCTV in all care homes will be vital in stopping abuse

Jean Dornan - 12/06/2017
Jayne Connery replied...

Hi Jean

Your message mirrors many we receive here daily. Carers are now wanting cctv in homes to protect and safeguard not just residents but staff too. We all know how hard the majority of care staff work and in many cases can have the finger of blame pointed in their direction with no back up available. Carers are our unsung heros and they have shown their support to having cctv be made mandatory in care homes.

All care homes should be proud to support this worthwhile campaign.
As a dementia care home, we believe it not only protects our residents from any form of neglect or abuse, but also staff from false allegations. Families of those at the home are with us in this decision and fully support us. We have operated a total transparency policy without any complaints since having the cctv installed in all communal areas and if this campaign can raise awareness to protect even just one vulnerable resident -Why wouldn't any one not want to have cctv installed is maybe a question loved ones and service users should ask?!

Janie - 12/06/2017

Well done Jayne; I fully support this campaign - following being forced out of a job I loved. My crime? I reported a senior carer slapping a client, providers over medicating to keep clients quiet, restraint & severe bullying of staff (including me) The result was, I was forced out, but not after enduring 7 months of sheer hell. I took the home to tribunal for 'constructive unfair dismissal' but their money & barrister outweighed my lack of law & it didn't get past a pre hearing. I'm a military wife so the court deemed me a 'worker' rather than an 'employee' ie I was flexible. A technical hitch saw my case thrown out at the first hurdle & the abuse no doubt continues!
If CCTV was installed, there would have been no doubt as to who was reporting for the right reasons. Keep going!

Camille - 30/05/2017

CONGRATULATIONS JAYNE LOOKS LIKE ALL YOUR HARD WORK ON CCTV IS FINALLY GETTING SOMEWHERE ,,,,THANKING YOU ON BEHALF OF ALL OTHERS WITH NO FAMILIES WHATSOEVER TO STAND UP FOR THEMSELVES. YOUR AN INSPIRATION TO ALL!'

M.G. - 30/05/2017

Just want to say jayne you are doing a great job worked so hard with your petition campaigning raising awareness cctv well done it's a great website too you are such an inspiration to us all so lovely to have you as a friend love and best wishes xx

Karen - 30/05/2017
Jayne Connery replied...

Karen we are all working so hard in raising awareness on this sometimes very cruel condition. Many families suffer with diagnosis and this is increased ten fold on top of poor care standards. We ALL have a part to play in championing good care and highlighting poor care. This Campaign is also proving many Carers do their very best in delivering the best care they can, but even good Carers are sometimes challenged when the support is not there. CCTV is a start in bringing transparency into care homes and this is for not only residents and their families but care workers too. Thank you so much for your support.

Well Done Jayne, these people deserve love, care and attention, not bullying, keep up the good work

sally - 30/05/2017
Jayne Connery replied...

Thank you Sally. I understand what you mean about bullying. But I can honestly say those managers in certain care homes who display this practice usually work in a failing care home and do not lead well. Hence care workers as well as family members suffer at the hands of incompetant management. This campaign has shown , good well led care homes has a strong management at the top and this is ONE of the most important requirements for a care home that delivers good care. Thank you so much for supporting us.

Jayne like to say the work you are doing is Really Good. Well Done.

Steven Alan Hill - 30/05/2017
Jayne Connery replied...

Thank you Steven.

This campaign is receiving so much support and it's what drives it on. Thank you for your comment and continued support!

My mum owns a dementia care home in freckleton and we have cctv in all communal areas! It has been a life saver for us! Not only does it make sure that all residents have an extra layer of protection it also allows staff to feel at ease knowing that if there was ever a complaint against them and it wasn't true then we could give them the evidence needed! SUCH a good campaign you have and I hope it all goes well!!! It definitely would benefit care!

Alex.

Alex - 15/05/2017

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you in bringing awareness for CCTV to be installed in care homes specially for those with dementia. We as a family are going through a very difficult time at the moment after the passing of our beautiful mother last Monday .. we raised some concerns on her care she was receiving and the outcome resulted in her being evicted from the home with no fault of her own. It wasn't until she went into her new home that they raised concerns and sent her straight to hospital . It was brought to are attention that our beautiful mother was severely dehydrated. She had pieces of skin hanging from the root of her mouth. Unfortunately she caught pneumonia very soon after which took her life. My mum currently is still at the hospital as I'm fighting to get an inquest into her death. I just pray justice will be given in my beautiful mum's name. Keep up the fantastic work you are doing x here are a few photos to show the neglect we feel she suffered. i would be so grateful if you could share to show everyone this. The saddest part for us as a family was my mum's eviction .. due to us raising concerns on neglect . On one occasion we noticed ours mother's fluid chart was filled out before the tea was given and no stimulation in 28 days, it just puzzles me how many of these so called care homes can live with themselves. .. I'm so sorry you have also experienced neglect on your mums care. I just pray your petition will be heard x x

Karen - 10/05/2017

You are doing great work and supporting a noble cause Jayne.
Keep up the good work. Let me know if I can be of assistance in this good cause.

Regards,

AL

A.L - 09/05/2017

Just want to send a message to say what your doing is wonderful.
I have worked with those living with dementia for years and have have informed management of abuse cases. Over 17 years I've witnessed many cases and only a low percentage get dealt with.
Having cctv present will lower the abuse cases tremendously.
The good care assistant don't get valued as much as we should but instead get labelled because of those that choose to abuse or Care service providers who fail.
Thank you again for what your trying achieve and good luck

J.D - 08/05/2017

Hi Jayne, As a registered care home manager of a dementia care home in Birmingham and one that activity has 24 hour cctv in operation.I fully support your campaign #ivesignedthepetition

Andrew McIntrye - 08/05/2017

I lost an uncle after he had spent his last remaining time on this planet in a care home.Twice he was taken to hospital so badly dehydrated he nearly died. The "care" home didn't give him anything to drink. He was more than capable of eating and drinking but he was just not given it. Then there's my lovely old neighbour who had spent 30 odd yrs living alone she was feisty and bright as a button up until going into the home and was more than capable of taking care of herself. She had a couple of falls and her son thought it best that she went into a "care" home so she could be looked after 24/7 well she was dead within 2 wks. At the time when these incidents happened I wasn't aware of the amount of uncare there was in a place that should be full of nothing but care. My uncle had fought in the war against a vicious enemy but was brought down by rogue carers and Care service Providers who allowed it. Go figure!!

Lynn Neale - 08/05/2017
Jayne Connery replied...

Sorry to hear this, unfortunately it's not unique to this Campaign. Stories of mistreatment, preventable neglect is all too familiar and will continue in too many carechomes until the powers to be make the changes namely the CQC and Department of Health need to implement ,as a start , CCTV in all communal aress of care homes. Abuse and preventable neglect is down to those care service providers who choose to lead without a conscience. Care homes can run effectively but it has to start at the top.

Loganberry Lodge, Stanway, Colchester.

Dad who has Vascular dementia was sent to Loganberry Lodge from the hospital. His time there was stressful and horrific and resulted in us losing more of dad quicker. He was left unwashed, unshaved for days his clothes had been put away in the wardrobe unwashed covered in faeces. In the end family had to wash him and put clean clothes on him.
Dad has a stoma bag and it took them over a month to ask mum how to change it as no one there was rained to do it.
Mum was told dad had escaped, this was put into hid care plan which mum saw, buy next Tim she visited this was page had been taken out and all was denied. As time went on more pages disappeared.
Mum asked for his toe nails to be cut, they said they were, but when we got dad out of this home my husband and I found his nails to br so over grown they dug in his skin like talons. He was in so much pain and found it hard to walk. His toes had dried faeces between them that this had stained his skin.
The day we got dad out we found him very upset, he said a male carer got him by the shirt collar and hurt his throat.
Most of dads items went missing and were never found.
Everything here has been denied, it's left my dad a very scared and anxious man and thinks everyone is going to hurt him especially male carers.
Dad is now in a really lovely care home where he is cared for properly and is safe.


Paula.

Paula Davey - 06/05/2017

''My Grand-dad has alzhiemers and Parkinson's he was admitted to a 2 weeks respite in a care home, he was left for days in a chair no pressure relief and we ended up finding him with his feet stuck to the floor with pressure sores to his feet, after us the family found him unresponsive we asked for a doctor to be called who admitted him to a hospital ... his feet were in a disgraceful way, he was admitted, then to find he had contracted MRSA due to poor hygiene from his sores, he's thankfully on the mend and will eventually get the care he so desperately needs, i am a nursing home care worker and i stand for cctv in all care homes, thankyou''

G.P. - 06/05/2017

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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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British Actress Aimi Macdonald is Care Campaign for the Vulnerable Ambassador - raising public awareness for better, safer, transparent care within the care sector.

I am delighted to be invited as a Ambassador to assist in this wonderful campaign instigated by Jayne Connery regarding CCTV security in care homes throughout the UK. This, I feel, will benefit carers, staff, residents and their families in the event of any dispute. As a relative of someone suffering with Alzheimers disease I have been involved with care homes over the last ten years and I feel the knowledge I have can contribute to this very important initiative

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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