The personal details of hundreds of elderly and vulnerable people have been found discarded in a street.Whoops! Bit of a problem for a company that '...prides itself on the quality of its services to people in South East Essex'...
A 133-page document with the names, date of birth, address and social security numbers of around 800 people, being looked after by Carewatch Essex, was found on a pavement in Vicarage Close, Canvey.
The resident who found the book contacted Carewatch using an e-mail address on the firm’s website, as soon as she found the document on Saturday.Ah. That must be why they are advertising on their website for 'reliable caring individuals with good communication skills'.
But the primary school teacher, 41, who asked not to be named, handed over the file to the Echo on Monday, after hearing nothing from the company.
Jan Reed, general manager of the Hadleigh-based branch of Carewatch, which cares for people throughout south-east Essex, initially said she was unaware of the lost document.It doesn't pay to lie to the press...
She later confirmed an employee had reported the loss on Sunday.
She said: “This is being dealt with internally.Hey, aren't there other people skilled in investigation who could help?
“All I can say is thank you to the person who handed it in.
“We can only assume, if it was found on the street, the care worker slipped, but we are continuing our investigations.”
The loss was not reported to police.Ah.