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 Care Campaign For The Vulnerable

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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Charlie Clifford

My Father in Law developed the cruellest of disease’s known as Vascular Dementia. After several years of living at home it reached a stage where Mum couldn’t cope with his symptoms and he was admitted to a local Dementia Care Home. This opened yet more pain and anguish as the family wrestled with the guilt and anguish of never wanting to see him away from the home he loved and knew and in having to live in such a place. We visited him 3 times EVERY day and I would take him out each day for a couple of hours to give him some self-freedom. We did this to ensure his welfare was still being attended to … we took him food, drinks and snacks which we knew he would eat and enjoy and gave him reassurance and love.
Part of “His” illness was he called everyone a “Man” and would say “some men have been in my room” so we couldn’t decipher who had been visiting his room … and polite questions simply brought half-baked responses. He began barricading himself in saying he was frightened - but of what or whom we would never be able to detect.
I can honestly say I never witnessed any form of physical harm but I certainly saw lots of poor standards of care, some unfortunate verbal interaction’s and certainly elements of what I would consider neglect.
Eventually we managed to bring him home for the latter stages of the disease so he was amongst his family having arranged full time home care … the look of relief and happiness when he came home was beyond words ….
In our case CCTV in all areas of the Home would have been highly beneficial to have been able to see his room visitors … he had a real dislike of a couple of staff and we would never know how much engagement he would have had with these employees.
I strongly believe CCTV would be a TWO-WAY STREET protecting both the Residents AND the Staff accordingly … giving reassurance to all parties involved that the care required and demanded was being delivered properly.

www.charliecliffordscaffoldingsales.com

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Careconsort

I really want to thank Jayne for raising the profile of CCTV and its potential to improve the overall care delivery experience.

We need cameras in communal areas in our care facilities e.g hospitals, care homes etc, we have all seen and heard the horror stories about poor practice in the care sector.

Keep up the good work Jayne and lets all help by pushing for more CCTV in order to make public and private healthcare organisations safer places for us all.

Managing Director
Stephen Watson


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John ODea CEO 3Sixty Financial Planning

Our business supports this campaign.

"We have a duty of care to those that need it most. The people who have gone before us, those that led the way to enable us to be who we are today need our help, support and protection. The have earned our respect and have earned their dignity. Its our responsibility to uphold that. CCTV monitoring will provide for them the security and wellbeing they deserve to live out there lives in peace. As Edmund Burke said "The only thing necessary for the triumph of Evil is for good men to do nothing"


John O'Dea
CEO 3Sixty Financial Planning

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StrokeInformation

StrokeInformation, is a newly formed registered charity for
those impacted by Stroke. Ex footballer Stroke Survivor, Nick Clarke, who
can claim to have something in common with the great George Best, soon
discovered there was very little help and support for patients, families
and carers of patients. Nick decided to use his story to form
StrokeInformation who helps everyone anywhere who needs advice, information,
support and guidance , regarding Stroke prevention and aftercare.

CCTV in Care Homes - Jayne Connery response

We are delighted to be contacted by Nick Clarke, who suffered a stroke and now runs a charity helping those also affected. In vascular dementia, changes in thinking skills sometimes occur suddenly following strokes that block major brain blood vessels. Thinking problems also may begin as mild changes that worsen gradually as a result of multiple minor strokes or other conditions that affect smaller blood vessels, leading to cumulative damage. A growing number of experts prefer the term "vascular cognitive impairment (VCI)" to "vascular dementia" because they feel it better expresses the concept that vascular thinking changes can range from mild to severe. We are delighted Nick has come on board to support us and we hope we can learn and work together to highlight his incredible charity'.

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Chabble

Welcome to CHABBLE!
‘Opening a world of communication and participation for millions worldwide’

Chabble is a unique method of communication and participation utilising TouchPhrase® Technology for use on tablets or mobile phones. Designed in conjunction with individuals, professionals and charities, Chabble is simple to use, inexpensive and offers multiple ways for people with Dementia, to converse with family, friends and professionals when the ability to do so has become restricted or removed. Chabble is suitable at home or out and about with no voice or keyboard required. Simple pictures of an individuals likes and dislikes, where to go, how I feel, family and friends, days gone by, etc can be added to promote person centered care facilitating respect and dignity.

Known as the ‘Third Way of Communication’, one of Chabble’s unique features is its ‘one 2one’ instantaneous conversation capability using one touch pre-set phrases or pictures. Other features include: the touch ‘Drawing Board’ and activities to help with engagement and participation..

Chabble can be pre-installed on tablets (the ‘Chabblet’), or hardware recommendations can be made.

The one day ‘Chabble Health and Social Care Sector Training’ provides a unique insight into how communication technology can be used to enhance well being and understanding, reminiscence and cognitive development. During the Training, Professionals are given a free tablet and annual Chabble license to enable them to practically explore the various ways that communication technology can be used in care..


A statement from MD MARTIN HARRIS




12th July 2017

Ms Jayne Connery
CCTV in Care Homes Campaign

Dear Jayne

I am writing to express my support for the CCTV in Care Homes Campaign and the considerable work being undertaken by your organization to highlight such a distressing reality for some of the most vulnerable in our society.

In our work, we see the considerable potential for the most vulnerable individuals in our society to suffer neglect and abuse by those placing profits first; particularly where the individuals have no family member or outside support professional to advocate on their behalf.

We fully support, therefore, the requirement in law of the installation of CCTV in communal areas, exits and entrances of all care homes.

I look forward to hearing more about how the campaign is progressing in the months to come. Please let me know if there is anything further my company or I can do to support such a worthy cause.

Yours sincerely,



M.G. Harris MinstF
CEO/Founder
Mobile 07771 628724

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The Rotary Club of Gerrards Cross & Chalfont St. Peter

The Rotary Club of Gerrards Cross & Chalfont St. Peter are privileged to support the campaign for CCTV cameras to be installed in Care Facilities.

It is essential this is carried out quickly. Many of us have, or know of, someone that is being looked after in a care home and need to know that they are being looked after as we would wish. The sooner the better that this is made law by the Government and we hope that other Rotary Clubs will join us in this very worthwhile campaign.

Des Legg, President

Marbrook Centre in Cambridgeshire

'Jayne's energy and dedication to this campaign never ceases to amaze me, considering all the other 'juggling' her life requires. Well done Jayne and I look forward to seeing you soon.

Robert Myers

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Hollywood Care Home in Birmingham

As a registered care home manager of a dementia care home in Birmingham and one that activity has 24 hour cctv in operation.I fully support your campaign #ivesignedthepetition

Andrew
Care Home Manager

Freckleton Lodge in Preston

Freckleton Lodge Care Home Statement of Support

All care homes should be proud to support this worthwhile campaign.
As a dementia care home, we believe it not only protects our residents from any form of neglect or abuse, but also staff from false allegations. Families of those at the home are with us in this decision and fully support us. We have operated a total transparency policy without any complaints since having the cctv installed in all communal areas and if this campaign can raise awareness to protect even just one vulnerable resident -Why wouldn't any one not want to have cctv installed is maybe a question loved ones and service users should ask?

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Our Director's statement to why Care Campaign for the Vulnerable was set up.

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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"

Dominic Grieve MP

Just some of the Care Providers who support our CCTV Safety Monitoring in Care Homes

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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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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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