The Care Quality Commission have just finished a report all about the care of disabled people.
This is because they have been looking into it since the bad stories about Winterbourne View. You can find out more about this in the CHANGE statement.
This new report says that things aren’t as bad as they were in Winterbourne View but that disabled people are not getting a good service.
I read the report. It says people are not being treated as individuals. Another way of saying this is that disabled people are not being given a chance to choos and say what they want.
The next thing they found out is that disabled people are staying too long in Assessment Centres (the places where professionals will find out how to help the disabled person).
The next thing they found out is that the restraint is not good and is hurting them. This is when someone might hurt themselves or someone else adn restraint is a way to stop them from doing this.
The other thing they found is that disabled people are bored.
I think they should talk to disabled people, ask them their views and listen to them and take on what they say.
The assessments are taking too long so they need to do a faster and better job.
Professionals need to learn how to do restraint in a better and safer way.
I’m upset that people are bored – they should be put on more activities and find more ways to help people to get out into the community. Things like going on day trips, going to the cinema, to the gym, to the park or to a restaurant.