Second shocking video of ‘abuse’ emerges from Lincoln care home

More footage of an elderly man appearing to be abused by a carer has emerged from a Lincoln care home.

The video revealed by Lincolnshire Live, which was allegedly filmed at Cathedral Nursing Home in May 2018, shows a woman asking an elderly man about “Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and his sexual relationships with you”.

The woman goes on to tell the man that he would have to be “castrated”. Lincolnshire Live added that it had also been sent a photo of the elderly man holding a sex toy with a woman laughing in the background.

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It is the second video appearing to show an elderly man being mocked by a woman at the home to emerge (see Police investigate video showing carer ‘mocking elderly care home resident’).

A woman is believed to have voluntarily attended an interview with police and the investigation is continuing.

Linda MacDonnell, adults safeguarding manager for Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We have been working with the Care Quality Commission and the police to ensure the safety of residents and we continue to help with the investigation.”

Jayne Connery, founder of Care Campaign For the Vulnerable, said the “sickening video” highlighted the need for the “toughest penalties” for cases of abuse and called for the installation of CCTV in all care homes.

A spokesman for the home’s operator, St Philips Care, said: “St Philips Care is a long established and well regarded care provider in Lincoln taking over Cathedral Care Centre in October last year.

“Whilst we understand the allegations relate to a period prior to our ownership, we are fully committed to support everyone living at the home.

“We will work tirelessly with the authorities to ensure that our residents remain safe and to achieve the right outcome for all involved.”

Debbie Westhead, Interim Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at the Care Quality Commission (CQC), said: “Following an allegation of abuse concerning one person living at Cathedral Nursing Home in Lincolnshire, we have carried out a full inspection and a report of our findings will be published in due course.

“The allegation is being investigated by Lincolnshire Police and we await the outcome of this. In the meantime, we are continuing to work closely with the police, Lincolnshire County Council, Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group and other agencies to ensure the well-being of everyone who is living at the home.”

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