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Operation Jasmine

In Search of Accountability

A Review of the neglect of older people living in Care Homes investigated as Operation Jasmine

The BBC reported today:

“Families of care home residents in south Wales alleged to have been victims of abuse have welcomed the publication of a highly critical review of an investigation into the complaints and allegations.

Dr Margaret Flynn’s review found those providing the care were “impervious to the needs of older people”.”

Operation Jasmine “No one has been held accountable”

And this is a more comprehensive report from the BBC:  “Operation Jasmine: Care home doctor ‘should have been prosecuted’.”

The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales commented on the report:

“I welcome the publication of Dr. Flynn’s report today, which I hope will address the many unanswered questions of the families of the victims of the alleged abuse and neglect investigated by Operation Jasmine and help to drive the change needed across our care home system.”
“The report clearly demonstrates the ways in which the criminal justice system has let down the older people and families involved in this investigation.”

You can see her full comments here.

You can download the pdf Executive Summary from this link


Caerphilly 50+ Forum: connecting care homes with their local community

You may like to be aware that Caerphilly 50+ Forum is currently taking part in the RVS project “Care to Listen … Listen to Care”.  We would like to do more to help connect Care Homes with their communities. If this is an aspect that would interest you, why not complete our membership form or let us know your interest through our contact form. Or you can call Mandy Sprague on 01443 864277

Care Home News

The Commissioner for Older People in Wales has completed her review of Care Homes across Wales you can find her full report  here or a copy of the summary  here

The Good Care Guide

There is a specific need for feedback from residents and family of those living in care, residential or nursing homes. Currently when older people need to make a very difficult decision there is an absence of ‘real time’ information about care homes. Partners from across Gwent working with the Good Care Guide have  launched a pilot Called “Think About Me” which will allow people to find, rate and review residential and nursing care in Gwent with  The Good Care Guide  a ‘trip advisor’ style website for care homes.