Monday, 6 March 2017

People with a learning disability are treated as second-class citizens – it has to stop now

People with a learning disability are treated as second-class citizens – it has to stop now Institutions where people with a learning disability are kept out of sight and out of mind belong in a different century. Yet they still exist and are where thousands of people with a learning disability spend year after year, often detained under the Mental Health Act, often hundreds of miles from their families, at increased risk of abuse and neglect

Wednesday's Dispatches programme echoed the horror of BBC Panorama’s 2011 investigation into the abuse at Winterbourne View, showing the ongoing failure of the government and NHS to deliver long promised changes to the way people with a learning disability are supported. The Daily Telegraph

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