GMB To Consult 6,000 Members In 227 HC-One Care Homes Across The UK Over CCTV Cameras In All Care Homes
Cameras in care homes is a highly emotive subject which provokes understandably strong views and such a big step requires very careful consideration says GMB.
GMB, the union for staff at HC-One the third largest care home provider in Britain, commented on the announcement that it is to carry out a consultation on installing visible CCTV cameras in all of its care homes. See notes to editors for attached pdf of copy of letter from HC-One to GMB.
Justin Bowden, GMB National Officer for the care sector, said “Cameras in care homes is a highly emotive subject which provokes understandably strong views and such a big step requires very careful consideration.
HC-One is wise to be approaching this with caution and as part of a wide scale consultation.
GMB will be talking to our 6,000 members in 227 HC-One care homes - the experts in providing care to the vulnerable and elderly - and seeking their views”.
Contact: Justin Bowden, GMB National Officer on 07710 631 351 or GMB Press Office: Steve Pryle on 07921 289880 or Rose Conroy on 07974 251823.
Notes to editors
Copy of letter to GMB and list of care homes as pdfs in additional resources below
Letter to GMB dated 28 April 2014
Full List Of HC-One Care Homes