I’ve recently been notified that a journalist has tried to contact a person who had left a comment here. We know the name of the journalist and the MSM outlet. We’re not going to name them but we’ll say it was a new name to us.
We would respectfully ask that journalists do not attempt to contact people who leave comments on this blog. It is extremely rare that even we contact people who’ve left comments, and then mostly just to explain why we’ve edited a comment.
We would also ask those that leave comments to be very careful about posting personal details on here and elsewhere online.
We really understand why those who were resident in a care home might wish to make contact with other residents with similar experiences but we ask you to be careful. It can put us in an almost impossible position where, on the one hand we don’t want to be seen to stop you having your say but on the other we don’t want you to be exposed to intrusion.
We will continue to delete contact email addresses and telephone numbers that get posted but we need to trust you to take precautions to protect your own privacy.
Many thanks for all your help in this.