A leading chain of care homes for older people is planning to offer CCTV cameras in residents’ rooms to help stop abuse, neglect and theft by staff. The idea of using CCTV in care settings was floated last autumn by the Care Quality Commission, the sector regulator. In a Comres survey of 2,000 adults carried out for the company earlier this month, 36% strongly supported the installation of visible cameras in care homes and a further 44% somewhat supported it. Only 14% said they opposed the idea.
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Concerns have been raised by a series of scandals in care homes across the industry. Three staff in Lancashire were earlier this year jailed and a fourth given a community sentence for tormenting and abusing elderly residents with dementia. Care minister Norman Lamb said that while CCTV cameras raised important issues of privacy in care homes, “there are occasions when it may be appropriate for their use to be considered”.
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