Care Campaign was started over five years ago to champion safety monitoring in all public areas in dementia/care homes to become mandatory. Our vulnerable elderly deserve to be safeguarded and their carers. This is not just someone else's problem. If you have any intention of growing old, then it concerns you tooJayne Connery
CARE CAMPAIGN FOR THE VULNERABLE WILL BE HEADING TO PARLIAMENT ON 5th SPETEMBER 2018
Jayne Connery Founder of Care Campaign for the Vulnerable will be heading to Westminister on the 5th September 2018 to hear the long awaited debate on our safety monitoring in communal areas in all care homes to now be made LAW.
Jayne has sought the support from her local MP Dominic Grieve former Attorney General for over four years and offering up evidence on poor care and why the U.K. care system needs more openness and transparency for both vulnerable residents and care workers. Jayne said ahead of the visit to Parliament ‘’ My first visit to Mr Grieve was when I first set up Care Campaign for the Vulnerable after my own mum was failed in her first care home he showed me much empathy. Over a period of time our campaign has grown to over many tens of thousands of supporters. To me and to them it was without question mandatory safety monitoring should exist in care homes - which predominately houses vulnerable people and their carers. The care sector has without doubt many incredible care homes, care providers and care staff but what we mustn’t do is then believe or forget about parts of the sector that is failing to deliver consistent good safe care because it’s fact - too many homes ARE continually failing. I am contacted every day by families and care staff distraught regarding poor care standards and while many carers tell us they are understaffed and under supported we also speak to families who confirm this. Safety monitoring is to safeguard EVERYONE and we should stop the scaremongering that is sometimes associated with CCTV in care homes. Today’s modern technology does not infringe on privacy-or dignity. I would like to remind those who shout the loudest about ‘dignity’ - where is the dignity being roughly handled , left unattended for too long periods because of a shortage of staff, falls (preventable and non preventable), kept in soiled incontinence pad because staff are rushed off their feet. All these poor inadequate care practices would be identified happening in communal areas and therefore solutions could be sought with an absolute peace of mind for families and care workers. Transparency is key - safety monitoring offers this positive change. Saying this, I agree, safety monitoring should never replace consistent good care - it should be used and seen as a ‘care assist ‘ tool and a invaluable one that should be incorporated with other good care practices in care settings . I would like to thank Dominic Grieve my local MP for supporting Care Campaign for the Vulnerable and our very important Campaign for safety monitoring to be installed in every single care home across the U.K. I am very pleased we now get the chance to have this very emotive and important subject debated in Westminster and Care Campaign for the Vulnerable and it’s thousands of supporters who have worked hard raising awareness to both good and poor care practices in the care sector will anticipate a positive reaction. In a recent survey commissioned by Care Protect Limited, ninety - three per cent of the public now want to see this important change.
It’s time for our Government to sit up, listen and ACT’’.
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
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Care Campaign was started over five years ago to champion safety monitoring in all public areas in dementia/care homes to become mandatory. Our vulnerable elderly deserve to be safeguarded and their carers. This is not just someone else's problem. If you have any intention of growing old, then it concerns you tooJayne Connery, Founder Care Campaign for the Vulnerable
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"The evidence from Providers who have installed CCTV seems to me to merit careful attention and to be quite persuasive"
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