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Fri 22/05/2015 - Our work 2014/2015

Compassion in Care

Work Report 2014/15

 

JANUARY 2014

 

New web-site designed, more user friendly.

 

Worked with Private Eye magazine to get a story published exposing poor care and failures in the complaint system.

 

Compiled an abuse awareness training pack, aimed at those visiting care homes either as a relative looking for home or as a Health Watch visitor.

 

Tue 19/05/2015 - Pop-up Protest, Wednesday May 27th

 

EILEEN CHUBB, COMPASSION IN CARE.

I AM EDNA CAMPAIGN

Wednesday May 27th, at 3.15pm.

Downing Street.

 

Please support us and stand with Edna.

 

 

This is a instant pop up protest, we want people to stand at intervals along the pavement from Downing Street towards Westminster. At 3.30 everyone holds up a placard saying “ I am Edna” This will last for 15 minutes.

Tue 13/01/2015 - ELDERLY SUFFER FOR TEN YEARS IN CARE HOME

ELDERLY SUFFER FOR TEN YEARS IN CARE HOME

CQC CLAIMED IT HAD CLOSED.

 

BY EILEEN CHUBB

© JANUARY 2015

 

 

In October 2010 the head of the CQC, Dame Jo Williams, gave a lengthy interview on BBC Radio Four describing the appalling conditions in care homes closed by the health regulator as a result of their tough new inspection regime. This story had national media coverage and the CQC list of home closures was not questioned.

 

Wed 26/11/2014 - THOUGHT OF THE DAY

I have noticed a growing emphsis on pc language in social care, the latest taboo is do not call people vulnerable or a victim. It seems to me that in not calling people vulnerable we can place the blame on them if they are abused, infering thay should somehow have defended themselves. That by not using the word victim we can forget that we failed them.

This latest madness know no bounds, I have been told by care staff they should not use the word "toilet" but instead say "Bathroom" to a generation who may not have had bathrooms.

Wed 19/11/2014 - NEW IMPROVED INSPECTIONS?

On November 18th BBC Radio 4 PM show featured a piece about the new improved inspections. A BBC journalist accompanied a CQC inspector on his care home inspections.

Wed 22/10/2014 - News Update.

Thank you to all those people who have signed our petition so far, there has been an amazing response. Please tell people to sign. 

 Stories on care home whistle-blowers.

Thu 16/10/2014 - Its not my Department!

Yesterday we recieved a letter from the Justice Committee who have refered our evidence on Whistle-blowing and abuse to the BIS Department and the Health Department.

Alas since campaigning on these issues we have to date been referred to the following Departments at the last count,

The Department for Constitutional Affairs 30 times.

The justice Department 6 times.

The Department of Health 47 times.

The DTI which is now the BIS Department 21 times

Mon 13/10/2014 - CQC Keeping MUM

Last week the CQC announced their new guidelines for inspecting care homes. We cannot believe that yet again Des Kelly has played a key role in producing these guidelines. I have always kept my case as a whistle-blower very seperate from the work of the charity. However there comes a time when I cannot ignore the fact that a man who placed a known abuser in care homes and covered up abuse is the CQCs choice of advisor especially when they are aware of these facts.

Wed 08/10/2014 - Campaign for Ednas Law

Please support our campaign for Ednas Law by signing our petition, which can be found at,   

 https://www.change.org/p/sir-robert-francis-call-for-edna-s-law-and-a-public-inquiry-into-whistleblowing

Wed 24/09/2014 - News Update

There are two new videos up in our video section. The film made about our campaign for Ednas Law. The trailor for the whistle-blowers interview project. There has been an amazing response to these excellent films.

Yesterday I did an interview on BBC radio Kent at 8am.   http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p026f00n 

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