Named Person- 5 concerns.

Warning this blog could be interpreted as political ! It is not intended as such. I am simply offering some observations that I believe are in the best interests of my autistic son and many others.…

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‘I don’t like this place, Daddy’

DUNDEE SUWN WEEKLY REPORT, 4-8 JULY, 2016 ‘I DON’T LIKE THIS PLACE DADDY’ Bairns can be very perceptive, as the above comment, fae a wee mite emerging fae the gloom of Dundee jobc…

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Legitimising Death in a Care Chair

Six months on from the Mazars report into the unexpected, uninvestigated deaths of 1000s of patients in the care of Southern Health and where are we when it comes to the deaths of people with learn…

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Mhairi Black – do you want my vote back?

First met Mhari on the margomobile last year before she joined the SNP.. The YES campaign was wonderful where we could share visions of an Independent Scotland. I have many friends in the SNP and don’t believe they are the only opportunity for Independence. I like many othets dare to dream of a beautiful vision of an Independent Scotland free from Westmonster.

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A response to Mhairi Black by The Familiar

Dear Mhairi,

You were my #SNPGOOD.

I had a bit of a crush on you. I read your column in the National and shared videos of you in parliament. This time last year I convinced members of my family to vote for you.

Every so often a politician comes along who transcends party politics.

I thought you were the SNP’s Charlie Kennedy.

I thought you were the one.

I was wrong.

Politicians gonna politics.

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From Bromley to Devon via Stoke

7 Days of Action

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I am writing on behalf of my son Robert who is currently being held under a DOLS at Ashley House in Stoke on Trent.

Robert is a 28 year old young man with severe learning disabilities and autism. His needs are complex and he requires specialist care.

We found Robert a lovely residential home which was perfect for him when he was 18. Unfortunately it was in Dorset, a long trek for us to visit so seeing him regularly was restricted but overshadowed by the fact that he was so well placed there.

Unfortunately the family run home was taken over by ACH homes (now in partnership with Regard group) and too many changes took place. Staff left, routines changed and it became less and less of a home and more and more like a business.

The last 2 years Robert became depressed and very anxious and naturally his way…

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The Iron Gate

7 Days of Action

Here’s Stephen Andrade’s story, written by his mother, Leo.

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Just before he was 16, Stephen went to a residential school in Norfolk. Two years. It did not work as it did not have the services to provide for Stephen’s needs.

After two years, a multi disciplinary team comprising the doctors, the school and  Islington social services decided Stephen should go to the dreadful hospital St. Andrews. In Northampton. He was there two years. Steven became withdrawn and became a shell of the boy that we knew and love.

Then after much campaigning he was moved to a lower secure hospital in Clacton on sea, Colchester.

He has been at the Clacton Unit for almost 15 months. It was only meant to be a short term measure for assessment.

Here is a film I took on my camera last year when I took Stephen’s younger brother to visit him at the Unit. he wasn’t…

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Life For A Learning Disabled Person 2016

Monday 18th April 2016 sees the start of a campaign to raise awareness of the thousands of learning disabled people currently being held against their wishes in assessment and treatment units. Ofte…

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