Compassion in Care News

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Wed 30/09/2015 - Breaking The Silence 4

We have been contacted by a further 2500 Whistle-blowers since April 2014, we are working hard to compile this evidence into Breaking The Silence part 4.

Wed 30/09/2015 - Relative Retribution

Private Eye Magazine today publishes a story about my report on relative retribution in care homes. The cases highlighted are truely shocking and include relatives being banned or threatened with eviction, one elderly couple had visiting restrictions placed on them,

Wed 09/09/2015 - Safeguarding in Action

Yesterday I attended a Safeguarding meeting to support a family who had raised concerns about a care home. I am well aware that safeguarding fails to keep people safe. This morning I was interviewed on BBC Radio Kent on the issue of increased safeguarding referrals and what this increase means. 

Mon 08/06/2015 - The Improved CQC?

There continues to be national press coverage for CQC inspections and those care homes rated inadaquate. However homes 85 and 86 in Tales of the Un-inspected are yet to recieve a new improved CQC inspection. These homes from hell were last inspected in early October 2014, 9 monthes ago, when the abysmal state of the care provided was again noted by the CQC but no further action taken.

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.

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