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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 less

Jayne Connery
Founder Care Campaign for the Vulnerable
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Care Campaign For the Vulnerable asked to comment on Daily Express report 1 in 4 carers leaving due to poor wages

11th December 2018

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable helps promote better standards of care across the dementia care sector. Highlighting neglect in many cases due to understaffed care homes and under supported care workers. Many care staff contact us explaining they feel undervalued and under paid for the work they carry out but many also say that they are not appreicated enough by employers. A carer told us '' If we dare complain about lack of care towards clients we are then told ' not happy...go work somewhere else.''- Carers contact us saying they love what they do but can’t afford to live on what they say are ‘zero hour contracts’ or ‘low minimum wages’. Another carer told Care Campaign For The Vulnerable ‘ I love my job. I love my clients and I have been in the job a long time but can no longer manage on my salary or the lack of respect from my employer it brings. For the job we do, the financial rewards are non existent and being a ‘carer’ is not always valued enough”.

Care Campaign For The Vulnerable Full Statement on Daily Express report one in four carers are leaving due to poor wages https://www.pressreader.com/@nickname9206929/csb_x7CKKqWlWPLT4yRJPJxC15NkNmeSokfYw5jCdscuud2u0x-PdHo4-tDsSyIW7v5W

Tuesday 11th December 2018

Care Campaign For The Vulnerable is not at all surprised by these findings. Families we meet in the normal course of our day to day activity, often confirm that prior to securing a Care Home placement for a loved one, they had experienced the vagaries of the home care sector. Many expressed serious concerns about the quality of home care that had been provided to their vulnerable relative, specifically issues with a constant sea of staff faces and the lack of continuity with care delivery as a result. They believe that Home Care staff had experienced real pressure to ensure they undertook tasks as quickly as possible order to get to another client. It appeared they were told the home care company was only paid for perhaps ’15 or 30 mins’ and in that time a specified task had to be completed.

High staff turnover nationally clearly supports family views that home care staff felt rushed, compromised and unappreciated as they often had to leave vulnerable people who needed more assistance, yet that could not be delivered because of time and financial constraints. Some families confirmed they felt a Care Home placement was a safer option as their loved one would have ongoing supervision and companionship.It is incredibly sad that elderly people in their twilight years do not get the care they need when at their most vulnerable. Care Campaign wants to see stricter regulations to Home Care and Shame on Governments and politicians of all parties for repeatedly postponing much needed social care reforms. Always a manifesto pledge and always a subsequent broken promise.

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Report from Marbrook Centre in Cambridge on the benefits to safety monitoring in communal areas for residents and staff.

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Dominic Grieve Westminster Speech 2018 on Care Campaign For The Vulnerable Safety Monitoring In Care Homes

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Care Campaign Government Proposal

"The evidence from Providers who have installed CCTV seems to me to merit careful attention and to be quite persuasive"

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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

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.

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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 less

Jayne Connery, Founder Care Campaign for the Vulnerable

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