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
On the 13th November 2019, 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
Elder Abuse to Become a Hate Crime
On the 13th of November 2019, Ellen sadly passed away from a dementia-related illness. Four years previously she was taken from the care sector back home wherein in 2012 the difficult decision was taken to place Ellen in a care home after she struggled to cope after being diagnosed with vascular dementia. It soon became clear Ellen's care was at best inadequate and at worst 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 that being frail and vulnerable places residents at higher risk. Ellen was physically abused only six months after arriving at her care home.
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 sees 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 heinous 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 there is 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 email@example.com
"The evidence from Providers who have installed CCTV seems to me to merit careful attention and to be quite persuasive"
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