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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

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Care Campaign for the Vulnerable Response To Covid-19

16th March 2020

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable Statement on the Coronavirus Crisis in Care


Care Campaign for the Vulnerable would reiterate the Government advice that elderly vulnerable people and those with underlying health conditions self isolate where circumstances allow. For those living in care homes and other long term care facilities we would strongly suggest families and friends not to visit in the short term as we know that Care Home staff are generally taking all precautions possible to ensure the safety and welfare of those in their care. We know this is an incredibly worrying time for residents and their families given the uncertainty and the inability to have COVID-19 testing at care home sites. We urge care providers to maintain this stance, to understand and consider families concerns and to ensure all staff focus on hand washing and hygiene practices that will reduce the possibility of residents contracting the virus. For those that may be showing symptoms we understand they will effectively be isolated within the care home and care managed by a dedicated group of staff allocated for that purpose. Whilst we are disappointed to note that the CQC Regulator will shortly cease the process of inspections for an indefinite period of time, we nevertheless accept that this is an essential step to take as part of a preventative action plan to reduce the risk of their staff inadvertantly transmitting the virus from one home to another. We also want to bring awareness to our vulnerable elderly in their own homes and we offer our support to families who are worried to contact us via our website


For those Care Providers using safety and monitoring systems we know that they will have data available to provide visual evidence of any issues that may occur during a period of visitor absence, however as a minimum all providers should be able to provide iPads, iPhones etc for FaceTime/Skype calls to ensure that families can at least keep in touch with loved ones in care.


We would also take this opportunity to urge providers to reflect on future use of safety and monitoring systems. Had such been mandated some two years ago, most homes would now be able to provide much greater transparency for families during crisis times such as this. I would therefore hope that those who have continued to robustly oppose the use of safety monitoring genuinely think again and perhaps support our safety monitoring in care homes initiative when this crisis has abated.

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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 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

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