UNDERCOVER CARE: THE ABUSE EXPOSED (BBC documentary) May 2011
On the top floor of a special hospital, locked away from their families and friends, a group of men and women are subjected to a regime of physical assaults, systematic brutality, and torture by the very people supposed to be caring for them.
Panorama Behind Closed Doors Elderly Care Exposed (BBC documentary) 2014
Panorama investigates what life can be like inside the world of elderly care and asks if parts of the system are letting down a generation. Secret filming inside two of Britain’s care homes uncovers what can happen away from the eyes of relatives and inspectors.
Staff sacking and suspensions over poor elderly care – 30 April 2014
One staff member has been sacked and seven suspended from one of England’s largest care homes after an undercover probe by BBC Panorama found poor care.
NB: Relates to the story directly above.
Secret court seizes £3.2bn from elderly… and even forces furious families to pay to access own bank account – 26 October 2009
A secret court is seizing the assets of thousands of elderly and mentally impaired people and turning control of their lives over to the State – against the wishes of their relatives.
Secret Court of Protection can order abortions and sterilisations of mentally ill patients – 28 May 2010
A secretive court, which ruled that a cancer sufferer must have treatment against her wishes, can order that mentally ill patients are sterilised, undergo abortions or have life-support switched off.
Undercover: Elderly Care (Part 1 of 2)
Panorama reveals the appalling treatment of an elderly care home resident with dementia, captured on film after a concerned relative hid a secret camera. The abuse – in a care home passed as “excellent” by the national regulator, the Care Quality Commission – has led to five care workers being sacked, with one pleading guilty to assault.
Undercover: Elderly Care (Part 2 of 2)
It was recorded by a secret camera placed in the elderly woman’s bedroom by her daughter, who speaks for the first time about what happened. Fiona Phillips, whose parents suffered from dementia and whose mother died in a care home, investigates whether the regulator and care home provider did enough to prevent such abuse and asks whether the system of elderly care itself can be trusted.
NB: The second part of this video has been recorded from a camera in front of a TV screen, and therefore is poorer quality footage and sound compared to part 1.