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A Trade in People | 7 Days of Action

This week we are running our third 7daysofaction “A Trade in People”. The report “A Trade in People” and this weeks campaign has been put together in partnership with Lancaster University and elements of it are being featured on BBC Breakfast. Through the course of the week, we look at the economics of the inpatient system and the growing power and influence of the independent sector. We look at the impact of what is effectively a trade in people, on individuals and families and we look at the profits that are available and some of the businesses that are operating in the sector.

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https://www.sevendaysofaction.net/our-campaigns/a-trade-in-people/

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More Bad News From The Betsi – Behind The Facade – Service Shenanigans

Another example of why MIND is dangerous to the health of those of us with Mental Health issues!

“When I rang a branch of MIND in north Wales a few years ago to raise my concerns – yet again – about the neglect and abuse to which Hergest patients were being subjected mentioning the case of a friend, I was told by the person on the other end that MIND knew all about this but if I complained my friend would receive even worse treatment. My knowledge of the Hergest Unit suggested that was indeed very likely, but when I pointed out to MIND the undesirability of the situation I was simply told that MIND would not be taking my concerns forward.” 

http://www.drsallybaker.com/betsi-cadwaladr-university-health-board/more-bad-news-from-the-betsi/

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Paul Hewitt – Behind The Facade – Service Shenanigans

Another excellent article by Dr Sally Baker.

Jan Tregalles, the Chief Exec of Mencap, and Vivien Cooper, the Chief Exec of the Challenging Behaviour Foundation, put out a joint statement stating that Atlas offered ‘specialist care’ that cost up to £4000/week per person and that ‘poor commissioning’ from numerous local authorities and ‘weak inspection’ allowed an abusive culture to develop and sustain itself. Have they only just noticed? Bloggers like Mark Neary, Finola Moss and Sara Ryan have been trying to expose this for years. Indeed Sara Ryan seems to feel about Mencap the way that I feel about MIND – she has always termed them ‘Mencrap’. 

http://www.drsallybaker.com/tag/paul-hewitt/