Publish date: 7th February 2019
In a recent article in The Guardian the mother of one of those who suffered a broken arm as a result of being restrained in such an institution tells of the traumatic impact that this had on her son. As an organisation that exists purely to give people with disabilities the opportunity to choose where and how they live their lives, by helping them buy a home of their own, we are committed to continuing to fight to ensure that the pledges made by the Govermnent are met. With this in mind if you know of someone trapped in an inpatient unit, or at risk of being admitted to one, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us as soon as possible.
Learning Disability England is launching a brand new initiative called Good Lives 2020. It aims to empower people with learning disabilities to put into action the changes that they want see in their lives and society as a whole.
If you or someone you have been visiting in a residential care facility have been mistreated in any way University of Leeds Centre for Disability Studies would like to hear from you.
The National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) is carrying out some research into the provision of housing services for people with Learning Disabilities and has developed two short surveys, one for Commissioners and one for Service Providers.