The Deprivations of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) are designed to protect the most vulnerable people in our country, but they are failing to do so. Jonathan Senker, our chief executive, argues that the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill will not solve these problems, but will make them worse, unless major changes are made to the Bill.Read more
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An interim report summarises the early findings of the independent team reviewing the Mental Health Act. The authors say: ‘People with serious mental illness are suffering neglect and discrimination when they have been detained for treatment…too many of those sectioned under the Mental Health Act are receiving a lack of dignity and respect from staff’. VoiceAbility teams in Birmingham, Northants, Doncaster and Camden have provided evidence to this Review.Read more
A new survey of nearly 4,000 older people and disabled people and those who are unpaid carers has highlighted that our failing social care system is leaving many people unsafe, unfed and unwell. We are writing to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jeremy Hunt, to tell him that enough is enough.Read more
Our chief executive, Jonathan Senker, is chair of the NICE guideline committee on services for people with learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges. The new guidelines are out now.
Here Jonathan explains the main recommendations, and why he thinks they will help people to lead a good life.Read more
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