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7 Days of Action for people trapped in in-patient settings

​3,000 people with learning disabilities are living in emergency care hospitals called Assessment and Treatment Units. For many reasons, people have been living in placements that feel like prisons to them for years.

#7daysofaction was set up by parents to raise awareness of the situation.

It’s time. Time to listen. Time to educate. Time to act.

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Camden Council listens to Service User Group Views

Last week, at the Frontline monthly meeting, Beverly Gachette, the Pathway Strategy and Commissioning Manager from Camden Council, talked about the work being done to the pathway and how recommendations by the group would be implemented.

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Should advocacy have been available at Westgate College for Deaf People?

Westgate College closed because of institutional failings and abuse on a large scale. The CQC found they did not have an effective system to regularly assess and monitor the quality of service. We speak with the mother of one of Westgate's students who thinks advocacy could have made a real difference.

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