An Open Letter to the Prime Minister on vulnerable elderly facing unfair evictions in care homes
An Open Letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson
UNFAIR EVICTIONS - VULNERABLE ELDERLY IN CARE HOMES NEED BETTER PROTECTING
Every single week Care Campaign for the Vulnerable receive complaints from very anxious family members reporting a revenge eviction taken against their loved one living in a care home. These reports have increased during the Covid pandemic. While we accept the vast majority of providers act responsibly, it seems too many use eviction notices or the threat of them as a tool to suppress complaints or address concerns.
Our organisation is receiving a worrying increase in correspondence from families saying loved ones are threatened with evictions if they complain about care standards and shockingly they receive little or no protection not even receiving a warning. In one case we supported an elderly vulnerable resident was served as little as seven days notice to vacate. Our vulnerable elderly in care homes need better protecting from care providers and especially those who hide behind a smokescreen of “we can longer meet loved ones care needs “ but the reality is just want to move the ''problem “ on.
Care Campaign for the Vulnerable found that some residents were being evicted 28 days after families had raised fears about their treatment. In meetings we attend in support of families we saw providers issuing eviction notices because they did not want to deal with families concerns, which included unexplained injuries, poor quality care and staff shortages. We are calling for all care home residents to have the same protections from evictions granted by legislation to outlaw short-term evictions by private landlords as well as an independent review on each eviction served to a vulnerable elderly person in care homes. Our elderly in care homes Prime Minister deserve better protection in law from unfair evictions and the Government must put a stop to this 'morally bankrupt' action happening in the care of our most vulnerable elderly.
Care Campaign for the Vulnerable
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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.
Dominic Grieve Westminster Speech 2018 on Care Campaign For The Vulnerable Safety Monitoring In Care Homes
Care Campaign Government Proposal
"The evidence from Providers who have installed CCTV seems to me to merit careful attention and to be quite persuasive"
Dominic Grieve MP
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.
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