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
Care Campaign for the Vulnerable was delighted to attend the 9th National Dementia Care Awards at the Brighton Metropole Hotel On Thursday 8th November. The evening was attended by dementia care industry professionals - many nominated for a prestigious Category Award. Terry Eccott, Campaign for the Vulnerable Ambassador, prolific dementia Campaigner as well as former Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador, went home with the Exceptional Contribution By A Person Living With Dementia Award category. Collecting his Award on stage he was enthusiastically met with a rapturous round of applause as well as a standing ovation. Terry spoke passionately regarding his views on better care for those living with dementia and was overcome with emotion.
"Thank you very much, I feel honoured and very humbled to receive this award
for Exceptional Contribution by a person Living with Dementia and hopefully I
can use this to open more doors and make even more awareness which in its
self in the long term will help the people who have been Diagnosed and just as
important the many carers who are often forgotten who also have to live with
the disease as well 24/7, and we must not forget that the fight against dementia
is still and will continue for many many years, as in my home county of Hampshire
there are 27,500 people diagnosed with some form of Alzheimer's/Dementia,
with under 100 professional Dementia Support Workers and Advisors that work for
various charities to help not only the diagnosed but their families as well.
It has been stated that one person is diagnosed every 3 minutes in the UK, and one
person every three seconds in the world which brings the number to over 50 million
worldwide so the battle continues, thank you all once again as this award means so
much to me.’’
Terry Eccott Care Campaign for the Vulnerable Ambassador
The WINNERS at the National Dementia Care Awards 2018
Jayne Connery, Care Campaign for the Vulnerable Founder was at the event supporting Terry, with Karin Flower MD of CelebFC. Jayne said ‘ I am so proud of Terry. When he contacted Care Campaign asking to help support us it didn’t take too long to think about it. His reputation as a strong advocate for better care and understanding of dementia is outstanding and represents everything we work and stand for - even more so as Terry has been diagnosed with the disease himself. A selfless , humble individual , who I am honoured to have as Care Campaign for the Vulnerable Ambassador. We are absolutely thrilled he won at this special evening, celebrating everything good and positive in dementia care. ‘’.
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
Adventure with Dementia provide values-based learning, development and improvement programmes which include life elements relevant to us all irrespective of a diagnosis of disease or disability. Our approach is that of doing 'with' people and not doing 'for' them thus creating family style daily living which is occupied, meaningful and fulfilled while also challenging the stereotypes of a carers role to empower them to do things differently: pledging to make a difference.Visit Website
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
Read articles from the press regarding our campaignView our press coverage
"The evidence from Providers who have installed CCTV seems to me to merit careful attention and to be quite persuasive"
View our supporters
Having my own mum receive home care, holidays can sometimes bring a change in routine - leaving a negative effect o… https://t.co/f21ueCGMZ114/12/2018, 7:11pm
Ditto to that !! https://t.co/q5MtZPUGvM14/12/2018, 6:55pm