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Mencap and the Challenging Behaviour Foundation respond to the CQC Care Update

On 12th March the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published a report entitled Care Update: Issue 2.  The report sets out the CQC’s latest view of the performance of care services in England.  The full report can be read here, and the CQC press release is available here

 

In response to the report, the following joint statement was made by Jan Tregelles, acting chief executive of learning disability charity Mencap, and Vivien Cooper, founder of The Challenging Behaviour Foundation:

 

"Given the terrible abuse and neglect uncovered almost two years ago at Winterbourne View, it is unacceptable that people with a learning disability are still receiving poor care.  Progress to address these failings has been too slow.

 

We know that there are many people with a learning disability in assessment and treatment units, like Winterbourne View, who have experienced abuse and neglect. Their families are still fighting to bring their loved ones closer to home. Local commissioners have a responsibility to take urgent action to develop support and services to make this happen."

 

For more information, please download the full press statement.

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