Compassion in Care News

Here you will find our news and latest information.

Tue 24/05/2016 - Home Number 40 latest update

For years we have highlighted concerns about this care home,Bupas Wentworth Croft in Peterbrough, See Tales of teh Un-inspected home 40. http://www.compassionincare.com/node/58

Mon 23/05/2016 - Cloak of Respectability

I would like to thank all those who wrote comments in response to the following Guardian article, article http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/may/18/des-Kelly-people-paying-f...  I was heartened that so many people truly understood the issues and also that they acknowledged those vulnerable and priceless human beings who suffered horrendous abuse at Isard House. 

Wed 11/05/2016 - OUR VIEW ON CCTV

THE FACTS THAT SUPPORT OUR VIEW ON CCTV

 

Covert cameras: 

We advise people to raise concerns in writing with the care home and if no action is taken then to contact the CQC and the local authority. If these take no action, we then advise the use of covert cameras. 

The use of covert cameras continues to be the most effective method in exposing not only the abuse taking place but also the failures of the relevant authorities to act. We are completely in favour of individuals using covert cameras. 

Wed 11/05/2016 - PRIVATE EYE, CANDID CAMERA

Private Eye Issue Number 1418

Features former Southern Cross and The Priory Group CEO Philip Scott who has a new money making venture seelling CCTV, Care Protect.

To see the full history of Compassion in Cares work with Private Eye that exposed the Appalling suffering that occured in both Southern Cross and Priory care homes see the below issues of Private Eye,

1265, 1266, 1267, 1272, 1290, 1293, 1298, 1301, 1336,

Wed 11/05/2016 - PRIVATE EYE, WHISTLE-BLOWERS IGNORED

Private Eye Issue 1416

See Compassion In Cares work with Private Eye to help expose the death of Cedric Skyers 69 who was engulfed in flames and suffered fatal burns at Bupas Manley Court Nursing Centre in New Cross, the year before staff at this home had blown the whistle and told CQC that staffing levels were so low residents were at high risk. The same page also features a story on The Old Deanery care home in Essex which was featured in BBC Panorama after whistle-blowers contacted Compassion In Care.

Wed 06/04/2016 - Death by Government Failures

An Open Letter from Compassion In Care.

DATED 6 APRIL 2016

TO

THE PRIME MINISTER

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR HEALTH

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR SOCIAL CARE

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR BUSINESS INOVATIOAN

AND SKILLS

Tue 05/04/2016 - The cost of ignoring whistle-blowers.

Tales Of The UN-Inspected

Home Number 133

Bupa Manley Court Catford

By Eileen Chubb

COPYRIGHT APRIL 2016

Thu 17/03/2016 - Our Evidence To The Law Commission

 

17th March 2016

The Law Commission

Misconduct in Public Office Consultation

misconduct@lawcommission.gsi.gov.uk

Misconduct in Public Office Consultation

We submit the following evidence in relation to the law on Misconduct in Public Office which we believe needs to be amended to address the following shortfalls.

1. Breaking The Silence Part 1

Wed 16/03/2016 - ZEST IS NOT BEST

Whilst we have always been in favour of individuals using covert cameras to film in care homes, we have never supported the use of surveillance cameras been placed in homes as this is a system open to misuse, our concerns have been proven right. Care Protect a new company which sells camera surveillance to those with a loved one in a care home recently announced their trial run in a Birmingham care home to be a great success.

Fri 26/02/2016 - SHOULD HAVE GONE TO SPECSAVERS

SMALLWOOD CARE HOMES.

A Special Report By Eileen Chubb

Copyright February 2016

 

 

 

 

The below news story highlights some of the horrors reported by a Whistle-blower who worked as a cleaner at one of the three homes owned by Smallwood Care Homes. This Whistle-blower has since left.

 

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