Archive | July, 2012

Disabled people want better services in their care homes!

31 Jul

Malak

  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.

KickAss Maracas

  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).

Ace

  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.

Annabel

  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.

ace

 

  It’s bad that disabled people are not being treated fairly. I think we should get them (the CQC) to do a better job and then go back and see if things are better.

Are racism and abuse acceptable in football?

30 Jul
Chelsea captain John Terry is accused of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand in October 2011

Chelsea captain John Terry (right) is accused of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand (centre) during an October 2011 match at Loftus Road

 
Ace

Footballer John Terry has been in court accused of racially abusing fellow footballer Anton Ferdinand. Ferdinand had complained that Terry had called him “a black c…”

Malak

Some people said that it was usual during football that there was swearing. But the judge cleared Terry of the charges because he said there wasn’t enough evidence that he had been racist.

Anton Ferdinand gives evidence against John Terry in court

Anton Ferdinand gives evidence against John Terry in court

KickAss Maracas

  I think Terry should have been charged and struck off the team for saying racist things! I think racism in football should be taken very seriously and dealt with so that players don’t have to put up with it. Any kind of racism, swearing, or verbal abuse shouldn’t be allowed.

Annabel

  It shouldn’t matter if players are black or white – everybody should be treated equally. Even though Terry was let off the serious charges he has been stopped from being the England captain.  

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