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CCTV Cameras In Care Homes

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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”.

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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

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Additional Resources

HC-One and a consultation on cameras in care homes

download pdf619Kb (pdf) - 29 April 2014

Letter to GMB dated 28 April 2014

HC-One Care Homes

download xlsx25Kb (xlsx) - 29 April 2014

Full List Of HC-One Care Homes