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.
The Government has just announced funding of £62 million to help move people from hospital settings back into their local community.
Right2Home would like you to write to your MP to call for more to be done to move people with Learning Disabilities and Autism out of mental health hospitals and back into their community.
Remember that Learning Disability England has a range of FREE resources online to help keep you safe, busy and informed during 'lockdown'.