GMB cautious about cameras
Caring Times Extra, April 2014
The GMB union has voiced a note of caution over major provider HC-One’s consultation about installing CCTV cameras in resident’s rooms, if the resident and their family agrees.
Justin Bowden, GMB national officer for the care sector, said the union would seek the views of 6,000 members in 227 HC-One 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,” said Mr Bowden. “HC-One is wise to be approaching this with caution and as part of a wide scale consultation.”