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CCTV In Care Homes Consultation

Monday, June 23, 2014

GMB Consulting 6,000 Members In 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 today's conviction in Somerset throws the debate wide open says GMB


GMB, the union for staff at HC-One the third largest care home provider in Britain, is currently carrying out a consultation on installing visible CCTV cameras in all of its care homes.


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 today's conviction in Somerset throws the debate wide open. 


The care and safety of residents on the one hand and the rights to privacy of staff and residents on the other, are both very important and rightly raise strong feelings, such a big step therefore requires very careful consideration. 


HC-One has been the first major care home operator to consider the introduction of visible cameras in residents bedrooms and has wisely approached this with caution.


GMB is in the process of talking to our 6,000 members in 227 HC-One care homes to seek their views as they are the experts in providing care to the vulnerable and elderly”


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Contact: Justin Bowden, GMB National Officer on 07710 631 351 or GMB Press Office: on 07921 289880 or 07974 251823.

 

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