It's time for the care sector to start thinking 'technology' smart. Not just for the protection and safeguarding of our most vulnerable but for the professionals who value their reputation as good, conscientious led Care Providers. Our most vulnerable and their carers deserve no lessJayne Connery
Jayne spoke about her own loved one living at home and why more funding for those living with dementia is crucial
Friday 1st June 2018
Care Campaign for the Vulnerable's Jayne Connery was talking live on Friday morning on ITV's Good Morning Britain discussing Age UK report on Home Care funding https://www.ageuk.org.uk/latest-press/articles/may-2018/3-million-hours-of-home-care-lost-due-to-council-cuts/representing the many families who contact us telling us the system is failing them. Jayne told of her own personal experience trying to secure a night time carer for her Mother who lives with vascular dementia and many other health problems. Jayne brought her out of the care home sector over two and a half years ago and back home to be cared for and currently her mother receives full time care but not a carer to check on her during the night.
On the programme was Shadow Health Minister Jon Ashworth MP who praised Jayne for campaigning for our vunerable elderly. Jayne said after the live studio interview 'I't's really difficult tryng to get everything said that you need to say in three minutes but I feel strongly that the Government need to seperate elder care from dementia care. Dementia care needs much more funding - those living with dementia and as the disease progresses will need specialised care and this takes money. Many of our elders living with dementia are not getting the correct care they deserve. Why should a person diagnosed with dementia have to sell their homes because they've been stricken with a brain disease? It's wrong and more and more people will be diagnosed with dementia. What they are now working for - buying homes and property - is probably going to be funding their care in old age. I know my mum is lucky as she has me to take care of her, not everyone can do this. Gaining funding for home care is a lottery and many families tell us that they are told they are not eligible for funding for their loved ones at home, some say that they get proportion but it’s not enough. Social Care Funding we are told by familes some find it hard to navigate and do not receive what they are entitled to. The support is virtually non existant for many. I feel very fortunate compared to the stories we here and it brings a huge strain emotionally and financially on families and family carers. I want to thank the hundreds of people who sent Care Campaign for the Vulnerable messages after the interview. The support was overwhelming and I hope I did my best to represent the many familes and carers who contact us.''
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
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.Read more
It's time for the care sector to start thinking 'technology' smart. Not just for the protection and safeguarding of our most vulnerable but for the professionals who value their reputation as good, conscientious led Care Providers. Our most vulnerable and their carers deserve no lessJayne Connery, Founder Care Campaign for the Vulnerable
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