Care Campaign for the Vulnerable Official Statement on why we want to see a care homes public inquiry
CARE CAMPAIGN FOR THE VULNERABLE LEADING THE CALL FOR A PUBLIC INQUIRY ON THE HANDLING OF CARE HOMES DURING THE COVID PANDEMIC
It is absolutely essential that a public enquiry provides answers for many grieving families who believe their loved ones living in care homes were sacrificed with the aim of ’not overwhelming’ the NHS. That view was compounded further when all relatives were excluded from care home visiting under lockdown rules. Despite their despair and anxiety about a possible decline in standards of care - given care home staff were under severe pressure and often isolating - The government and the Regulator failed to intervene. No insistence that providers adopt safety monitoring systems to ensure third party audit, no appointment of family members as primary carers and in many cases not even a window visit facilitated to bring some comfort to the vulnerable older person.
Unless a public enquiry is progressed, the electorate will know that little or no value is attached to older vulnerable people and that in subsequent periods of severe societal challenge such as a pandemic, older people are simply expendable. Many residents died prematurely and needlessly because not even some basic safeguards were afforded them.
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Our Director's statement to why Care Campaign for the Vulnerable was set up.
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Should there be a Covid-19 public inquiry?
CCFTV and Slater and Gordon UK lead the call for a public inquiry on the handling of care homes during the Covid pandemic.
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