Tag Archives: Learning difficulties

If support workers would only listen to what people with a disablity want!



Heavy Load is a punk rock band with learning disabilities.

The band and support worker Paul tour the country, proving that learning disabilities do not stop people expressing themselves.
Also read What is a learning disability?


Lancashire care home abuses revealed

Lancashire care home abuses revealed

11:57am Monday 20th June 2011

Twenty-three carers across Lancashire have been dismissed or are under investigation for abusing and mistreating patients, it has been revealed.

A Freedom of Information request has revealed eight cases involving physical abuse, four concerning financial and emotional abuse and five cases of verbal abuse across Lancashire County Council’s 17 care homes over the past two years.

Ministers to strengthen safeguards for adults in care

I hope they do follow this through and make some big changes quickly not slowly.

Ministers to strengthen safeguards for adults in care

Patient with bag over head is addressed by two workers
Panorama captured footage of vulnerable patients being repeatedly pinned down, slapped and dragged

Vulnerable adults in care in England are to be given more protection from abuse, the government has said.

The pledge comes after a BBC Panorama investigation showed staff at a privately run hospital mistreating adults with learning disabilities.