Monday 31st May is the 10th Anniversary of the Panorama programme that showed the abuse that was happening at Winterbourne View.
This page gives information about what members and partners are doing in a ‘week of action’ leading up to the anniversary.
Please add your voice.
Transforming Care and Building the Right Support aimed to halve the number of learning disabled and autistic people in inpatient settings by 2019.
And to improve the health and care services in those which remained open.
But this target was not even closely met.
As a result, the timescale was extended and now aims to reach the same goal by 2024.
In 2012, there were 3,400 people in NHS-funded learning disability inpatient beds.
The latest figures, from March 2021, reveal that there are still at least 2,050 adults with a learning disability and/or autism in inpatient units.
The number of under 18s with a learning disability and/or autism in inpatient units has nearly doubled from 110 children 6 years ago to210 as of March 2021.
This is why the week of action is so important.
Look out for theses hashtags on social media:
Here is the list of things members and partners are doing throughout the week:
Monday 24th May: Broken Promises
10 years on from the Winterbourne View scandal, not enough progress has been made.
Watch Twitter and Facebook, where #Right2Home will be sharing the history of Winterbourne and what has happened since.
Tuesday 25th: No More Reports
It’s time for real action, self advocates and families know what needs to happen.
#wearehumantoo will be sharing a video and photos throughout the day on social media.
Share a photo of yourself with a report about Winterbourne and the hashtag #nomorereports
And Irwin Mitchell solicitors will be holding a webinar at 5.30pm.
It is called: Mental Health Act Or Mental Capacity Act? What’s The Right Approach For Autistic People And People With Learning Disabilities Detained In Assessment And Treatment Units?
Wednesday 26th: It’s About Human Rights
People are being stripped of their human rights – this must stop.
The British Institute of Human Rights is running 3 sessions to help people learn more about human rights:
- Webinar with Irwin Mitchell solicitors
- 3 x 15 minute Lunch and Learn sessions with A BIHR specialist
- 3pm Q&A session on Twitter
Thursday 27th: It’s about good support
Let’s redesign the system so that people can live the lives they want.
#Right2Home will be sharing examples of good support throughout the day on Twitter and Facebook.
The Challenging Behaviour Foundation and Mencap will also be publishing their ‘family voices’ paper.
Friday 28th: Self advocacy is the answer
We must listen to what people with learning disabilities and autistic people want.
Self advocates will be sharing videos of themselves talking about why self advocacy is important and what it means to them.
Watch their videos on social media throughout the day.
Monday 31st May: 10 year anniversary
Today is the 10th anniversary of the Panorama programme.
Join #RightfulLives in a candlelight vigil
If your group or organisation is planning activities and you want us to add them to this page please let us know.
Email us on info@LDEngland.org.uk or phone us on 0300 111 0444.