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Help me to stop the abuse and neglect in some of our nursing/care homes

Discussion in 'Dementia-related news and campaigns' started by Cackett, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. Cackett

    Cackett Registered User

    Feb 13, 2015
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    #1 Cackett, Feb 13, 2015
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 13, 2015
    My mother was diagnosed with dementia a few years ago. In July of last year our local social services moved my mother to a nursing home . You may have seen the national press/TV coverage with some shocking photographs. My mother was very badly neglected and is now on end-of-life care. There is currently a police investigation into this.

    The more I have been delving into this, the more horrified I have become and have come to realise that there are sub-standard nursing/care homes up and down the country.

    We have started up a petition to make the Government take notice of what is happening to our vulnerable loved ones who cannot answer for themselves. Please could you help us to stop this by signing our petition

    If we get 100,000 signatures the Government will debate this issue. The petition can be signed by going to the HM Government e-petitions website. The heading is Care Home neglect and abuse.

    Thank you so much for your help
     
  2. PeggySmith

    PeggySmith Registered User

    Apr 16, 2012
    1,685
    BANES
  3. jimbo 111

    jimbo 111 Registered User

    Jan 23, 2009
    5,078
    North Bucks
  4. Norfolkgirl

    Norfolkgirl Account Closed

    Jul 18, 2012
    514
    I have signed this however be mindful once you have entered your details and email address because you will receive an email to verify those details which may end up being sent automatically to your Spam folder (as it did with me) and could easily be missed. Your signature isn't yet counted until you click on the link which is sent to your email address.
     
  5. PeggySmith

    PeggySmith Registered User

    Apr 16, 2012
    1,685
    BANES
    Thanks Norfolkgirl, my confirmation email had ended up in my spam box and I could easily have overlooked it.
     
  6. teahound

    teahound Registered User

    Apr 19, 2013
    46
    Hi Cackett,

    So sorry you are having to go through this awful situation. I've signed the petition and wish you all the very best.

    Teahound
    x
     
  7. TinaT

    TinaT Registered User

    Sep 27, 2006
    7,095
    Bolton
    Have signed
    xxTinaT
     
  8. Cloverland

    Cloverland Registered User

    Jun 9, 2014
    244
  9. fiitay

    fiitay Registered User

    Oct 25, 2011
    111
    Staffordshire
  10. Adcat

    Adcat Registered User

    Jun 15, 2014
    290
    London
    Brilliant idea. Just signed
     
  11. AlsoConfused

    AlsoConfused Registered User

    Sep 17, 2010
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  12. SisterAct

    SisterAct Registered User

  13. jimbo 111

    jimbo 111 Registered User

    Jan 23, 2009
    5,078
    North Bucks
    Hello

    I have in the past tried several times to get e petitions started
    ( particularly about demenia and old age )
    They have all failed miserably with the most 300petitions
    When you consider that you need to get 100,000petitions to have any impact it is a daunting experience
    Nevertheless I continue to support most petitions because I know that someone has put their heart into the effort
    All those that I have done personally I have sent a copy of the petition ( with a covering letter ) to my local MP , to the council chief executive and the leaders of the local political parties
    It has always given me some satisfaction that I have made those responsible for my petition aware that we are making ourselves heard ( even if it gets rejected through ;time out’)
    I am sure your petition is justified , I have signed it , and hope that it is successful
    But even if it does not reach the post you can be aware that you have tried
    Best wishes
    Jimbo

    Open (14/02/2015 )5,580
    Closed 26,472
    Rejected 27,628

    http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions?order=asc&page=1&sort=title&state=rejected


    E-Petitions and the Backbench Business Committee

    http://www.parliament.uk/business/c...ct/backbench-business-committee/e-petitions-/

    Stage 1
    An E-petition gets 100,000 signatures
    The Leader of the House writes to the Backbench Business Committee to notify the Committee that an e-petition has 100,000 signatures. This does not guarantee a debate in the Commons, but triggers consideration by the Committee. There are two possibilities:
    Stage 2
    A backbench MP makes representation in support
    A backbench MP makes representation in support of a debate on the subject of the e-petition at the Committee's weekly meeting. These are public and can be watched on Parliament TV.
    No MP appears before the Committee
    No MP appears before the Committee to ask for a debate on the e-petition topic
    The Committee can only consider an e-petition for a debate if an MP comes to make a case for the subject to be debated. You can contact your own MP to ask them to do this.
    Find your MP.


    Stage 3
    The Committee decides whether to allocate a debate on the subject of the e-petition
    If a backbench MP makes a representation the Committee decides whether to allocate a debate on the subject of the e-petition. To do this, the Committee will consider:
    Topicality, -Why holding a debate is important
    the number of MPs who are likely to take part
    Whether a debate has already been held or is likely to be arranged through other routes.
    Consider an e-petition for a debate if an MP comes to make a case for the subject to be debated. You can contact your own MP to ask them to do this.
    Find your MP.

    Read more
    http://www.parliament.uk/business/c...ct/backbench-business-committee/e-petitions-/

    NOTE
    e-petitions will be taking a break on 30 March 2015 as Parliament prepares for the General Election Find out more
    The current Parliament closes on 30 March 2015 to prepare for the General Election in May 2015. It’s not possible to accept any new petitions or provide a Government response to an existing petition once Parliament closes.
    Until 30 March 2015 you can still create and sign e-petitions, however they’re likely to be open for less time than usual.
    e-petitions will be back following the General Election
    .
     
  14. lexy

    lexy Registered User

    Nov 24, 2013
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    #14 lexy, Feb 14, 2015
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  15. southlucia

    southlucia Registered User

    Dec 19, 2011
    166
    I've signed.
    Sadly, it isn't just LA placements. My dad is self funding, but due to the complexities of his condition, only one home would take him. The majority of residents are LA funded. I don't have an issue with that, but it does annoy me that he's paying double the rate for the same poor standard of care. I can't find anywhere else that'll take him, and tbh it would be so cruel to do that to him now. I've wanted to move him since the day he arrived. I have reported several incidences of neglect to the CQC. This home still remains without a good CQC report , but have many new residents arriving. I despair!

    I'm with you all the way!
     
  16. lexy

    lexy Registered User

    Nov 24, 2013
    569
    #16 lexy, Feb 15, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2015
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  17. leicester61

    leicester61 Registered User

    Aug 26, 2012
    147
    Leicestershire
    Signed it
    good luck xx
     
  18. Ladybird23

    Ladybird23 Registered User

    Feb 28, 2014
    130
  19. redsox

    redsox Registered User

    Feb 28, 2015
    6
    Leeds
  20. Roses40

    Roses40 Registered User

    Jan 25, 2015
    473
    manchester

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