Today at the Public Board Meeting of Healthwatch Worcestershire we heard John Taylor and Simon Adams say that Healthwatch Worcestershire, created under the Care Act 2014, has no confidence in Worcestershire County Council to protect vulnerable homeless people.

This is a damning verdict.

There was also a consensus that the Worcestershire Safeguarding Adults Board should undertake a Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR, formerly a Serious Case Review) into the lead up to Cardon’s tragic death because Cardon was not known to all the services.

After permission was granted to record the section of the meeting where this was touched upon, it was streamed live on Facebook:

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“Today, we are one step closer to protecting vulnerable homeless people in Worcestershire and getting Justice For Cardon and his family.”

– Hugo Sugg, Campaigner


CARDON BANFIELD INQUEST FACTS: Details of investigation of his death

– Located by West Mercia Police.

– Last fixed address: Slave Road, Birmingham.

– Initial inquiries: Made by West Midlands Police at Slave Road.

– No known Next of Kin recorded with West Midlands Police.

– No visual or distinguishing marks, no fingerprints when discovered. No dental records possible either.

– DNA sent to lab 2 days after discovery.

– 12th July the Worcester Coroner Inquest opened and adjourned.

– 1st August, bone sent in for DNA.

– 30th August Coroner chase Police for Next of Kin, to no avail.

Post Mortem: No suspicious findings concluded.

Formal Identification took place in October 2016 from a series of muscle tissue, tooth and part of bone sample.

Cardon’s body was found on July 5th in a state of “Partial Mummification”.