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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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CCFTV - Elderly in care homes faced with unfair evictions must be protected by law

6th June 2020

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable is calling for exactly the same protections for care home residents as housing tenants with private landlords who are better protected with legislation that outlaws short term evictions. Concerns raised by such tenants over living standards or quality of accommodation can no longer result in a notice for the tenant to leave. Currently, a complaint about care or accommodation can produce a 28-day eviction notice from a care provider. In cases, CCFTV has supported relatives of sick frail loved ones have been threatened with as little as a SEVEN-day eviction term. CCFTV witness providers who rather than making an effort to address a legitimate shortcoming, simply find it easier to insist on the removal of a resident. Many of these elderly people are self-funding and effectively have in part, a rental agreement with the care provider to live at the care home. Yet, no legal protections exist for them when a thirty-day notice is issued at a time in life when they are at their most vulnerable and frail. Read CCFTV case study here https://www.carecampaignforthevulnerable.com/case_studies.php

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1176514/Care-home-scandal-elderly-residents-evicted

''My mother was given a twenty four day eviction notice... weeks later she died. Our family believe the move distressed her so much, she gave up'' A Daughter contacted CCFTV reporting her elderly mum was 'unfairly' evicted from her care home


The frequency of such malign and morally bankrupt behaviour by some care providers are escalating. Every single week CCFTV receive complaints from very agitated and anxious families reporting to us that this is the course of action taken against their elderly loved ones living in care homes. On many occasions, the resident concerned doesn’t have the capacity and so the initial complaint raised with the care provider was by an advocate or family member. The response to issue a thirty-day notice to leave then impacts on a confused and vulnerable resident who simply is not considered.

Whilst CCFTV accepts a majority of providers act responsibly, there are it seems still too many who use eviction notices (or the threat of issue) as a tool to suppress complaints or address raised concerns.

''Our mum was given a eviction notice two weeks after we complained about her care, on the pretence they could no longer manage her care needs'' A daughter CCFTV supported through a eviction notice.

Care Campaign For The Vulnerable is calling for the same legal parity for care home residents. Equality with other tenants and receiving the same rights and privileges under the law that is now being afforded to private housing tenants. Anything less smacks of ageism and a complete lack of regard for the welfare of older vulnerable people.

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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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