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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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Call for elder abuse to be made a hate crime... Ellen's Memory

12th November 2020

13th November 2019 on the one year anniversary of Ellen's sad passing, Care Campaign for the Vulnerable calls for elder abuse to be treated as a hate crime

Ref https://www.carehomeprofessional.com/make-elderly-abuse-hate-crime-campaigner-says/

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1016854/uk-crime-elderly-people-vulnerable-target-fraud-attacks-hate-crime

https://www.homecare.co.uk/news/article.cfm/id/1614723/growing-scandal-of-care-homes-that-evict-vulnerable-elderly-people

https://www.carehomeprofessional.com/care-home-providers-accused-of-grudge-evictions/

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8879717/oaps-evicted-care-homes-family-complaints/

Elder Abuse to Become a Hate Crime

On the 13th November 2019 Ellen sadly passed away from a dementia related illness. Four years previously she was taken back home from the care sector where in 2012 the difficult decision was taken to place Ellen in a care home when she struggled to cope after being diagnosed with vascular dementia. It soon became clear Ellen's care was at best inadequate and worse neglectful. Care Campaign for the Vulnerable was set up soon after to support the use of safety monitoring in the care of vulnerable elderly and their carers. It was evident being frail and vulnerable placed her more at risk. Ellen was physically abused only six months after arriving at her care home.

''Elderly people in our society are often the forgotton generation deserving of better protection and laws...''

''The abuse my mother suffered in her care home was the reason Care Campaign for the Vulnerable was founded. A dementia diagnosis, age and frailty made her and other vulnerable elderly more at risk. Safety monitoring was needed for better transparency when caring for elderly, particularly living with dementia. Elderly people are not afforded the same rights in law as the rest of society when it comes to being abused or wilfully neglected - this is unacceptable''. Director Jayne Connery

It was therefore a shock upon realising Ellen's abuser would not be charged with physical assault but the perpetrator instead was “let go” from her employment. If this act of cruelty had been inflicted on a child there would have been a far greater consequence as well as a national outcry. Our elderly are not afforded the same rights we see bestowed on the rest of society. Care Campaign for the Vulnerable's important work influencing the care sector to adopt the use of safety monitoring in communal areas in all care homes now see families and care workers come to us with care concerns.

Time and time again we see offenders who abuse our elderly walk away at most receiving a slap on the wrist or a paltry fine. Care Campaign for the Vulnerable call for elder abuse to be treated as a hate crime so every vulnerable elderly person receives proper justice for any henius crime committed against them. It’s now time for a change in the law.

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable supports our dedicated care workers and acknowledges the great work happening in our care sector. If you are interested in #ellensmemory... Abuse of our elderly to be made a hate crime please contact ccftv.cares@gmail.com

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

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