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26 Apr 2012

Mencap

Winterbourne campaign - Take action!

VODG member Mencap and the Challenging Behaviour Foundation, and the Challenging Behaviour National Strategy Group are campaigning to make sure we never again witness the sort of abuse that happened at Winterbourne View.

The government is doing a review into what went wrong and it is important that it sets out how it will ensure that changes are made so that people with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges get the support they need.

If they get this support, most people will never need to go to a unit like Winterbourne View. We are calling for the closure of all large assessment and treatment units and for them to be replaced by local services which allow people to stay close to their friends and family.