Panorama secret filming revealed The Old Deanery resident, Joan Maddison, was slapped
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Secret filming finds care home abuse

One staff member has been sacked and seven suspended from one of England's largest care homes after an undercover investigation by BBC Panorama found poor care.

There "could be a role" for CCTV in care homes, the care minister has said after a BBC Panorama investigation found residents of one being mistreated.

Norman Lamb said images filmed undercover at the Old Deanery in Braintree, Essex, were "absolutely disgusting".

They showed one resident being slapped and others taunted and roughly handled.

Alison Holt reports.

  • 30 Apr
  • From the section UK