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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