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Views sought on good practice for people with learning disabilities

16th November 2012

A new drive is being undertaken by ministers to improve the quality of services for people with learning difficulties and their families.

Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb has written to directors of social services and PCT chief executives to gather information on good practice to improve services following the publication of the Department of Health’s interim report on the Review of Winterbourne View Hospital. The Department is seeking information on how services can deliver the right model of care and deliver better outcomes for people with learning disabilities and/or autism, and behaviour which challenges.

 

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Shazia Khan

Monday 19th November 2012 @ 19:20

Our son was sent to a similar unit in Cambridgeshire where he was physically assaulted on several occasions. He was over medicated without our consent by the one doctor and his array of aggressive nurses who drugged our 15 yr old non verbal son with autism and locked him in a room for hours at a time. Social services refused to take action and colluded with witnesses to prevent police action .. Why? Because they had nowhere to place these young patients if the unit was closed down.. So the abuse continues ... The police turn a blind eye and harrow social services continue to cover up. Winterbourne serious outcome review means nothing in reality.


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