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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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Keep up the good work my lovely x

Louise - 29/04/2017
Jayne Connery replied...

Thank you Louise !

I saw your link today regarding CCTV in care homes. I have been a carer working in a dementia home for nearly 5 years and totally support this. I frequently discuss this with colleagues. Not only would it cut down on abuse and neglect but one would hope that it could replace some of the immense paperwork load. We fill in endless paperwork to prove standard of care but I feel it detracts from time which could be better spent socialising with and enhancing my residents' lives.

Thankfully I work in a reputable home where the vast majority of my colleagues view our residents as friends or even family. I myself have residents I view as friends because I have grown strongly attached to them and grieve when they pass away.

Graham - 29/04/2017
Jayne Connery replied...

Hi Graham

This is wonderful to hear. I often find when carers tell me this, they add the home has a good strong approachable management team. A well run care home has to begin at the top and it filters down. Happy, respected and well trained staff who are not over stretched thrive and its reflected in the work they do and the care they administer. Thank you for your support to our cctv campaign. Care/nursing staff who contact me telling me they agree with it drives me on and I have to say this Campaign is hugely supported by Care staff and this makes me very happy !

Jayne
CCTV Campaigner.

Hi Jayne - At Our Lady's Care home in Belfast we have CCTV in Communal Dementia Service and I can honestly say I am a huge advocate for this!! Gavin

Gavin - 29/04/2017
Jayne Connery replied...

Hi Gavin
You sound like a manager who leads with a conscience and takes the responsibility of vulnerable residents and staff being safeguarded in their home and place of work seriously. I commend you. Care Service Providers who have CCTV installed in communal areas, exit and entrance points have the foresight to understand, CCTV does not and should not replace good trained staff or high care standards but crucially, bring transparency, giving a very clear message to families , Care Service Providers are wanting to be open with the day to day administering of care towards their loved ones. As a family member who had a mum in the care sector, CCTV may provide answers that otherwise wouldn't be there. I often get told ''Carers could abuse residents in private rooms and therefore CCTV would not be not useful in communal areas''. I strongly disagree. We have to remember while abuse CAN and has happened in private rooms, failures of care also happen in communal areas of care homes, this isn't always about rogue carers. I advocate our dedicated care workers and many failings that occur is down to Care Service Providers not supporting care staff ie moving a resident inadequately and so failing in the manual handling of that resident. Not attending to that person when they shout out or waiting to go to the toilet for an unacceptable amount of time and more frequently, which is evident during this campaign, vulnerable elderly falling and families receiving no answers as to why. These factors can have a detrimental affect on a person with dementia's physical and emotional wellbeing. CCTV would act as a useful training tool helping care workers in their day to day continued training and lets not forget many residents who get confused have been known to go missing from their homes - CCTV could save valuable time locating them if in a confused state, they walked out the exit or maybe still in the facility. Nearly all care homes today house residents who live with dementia. CCTV is crucial for the safety and wellbeing of those who are more exposed to failures of care. I have said this for the past five years and throughout this campaign.. if ONE care home can work successfully with CCTV, then ALL care/nursing homes can.

Jayne
CCTV Campaigner

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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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