We can improve care…….

We can improve care if govt provides a clear and coherent strategy, and genuine desire to

Di Galpin

As the abused patients of Winterbourne View hit the headlines again, with Panorama (BBC, 29th Oct 2012) claiming some have been subjected to abuse in their new home, and programme after programme highlighting the poor standards of care older people receive, is’nt it time for all of us to do more than be ‘shocked’ and ‘horrified’?

ITV presented another programme  (Exposure, 24th Oct) outlining the poor standards of care some older people receive, along with  problems in regulation. What a dismal vision of how we care for older people in this country.  However, its not just older people the care system is failing. On Monday (29th Oct 2102) Panorama will expose the further abuse of those adults who were removed from Winterbourne View, who have now been subjected to abuse in their new home!

At the heart of the problem is a culture of indifference, from not just some of those…

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About digalpin

I gained my social work qualification from the University of Southampton and worked for 14 years in mental health, disability and older people services. I am currently a senior lecturer in post-qualifying social work at Bournemouth University and am conducting research on government and societal attitudes and responses to the mistreatment of older people in health and social care provision for my doctorate. My views are my own.

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