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Scandal of some ATU's

paulapountneypaulapountney Posts: 2Member Listener
edited November 2018 in Disability news
I have recently been reading about the terrible scandal of how some people with Learning Disabilities have been forcibly kept in ATU's , sometimes for many years in awful conditions.  Apparently, the NHS spent £477.4 million in 2016, with families saying some places costing upto a scandalous £13,000 per week.  Allegedly, private firms supported by American hedge funds are making large profits out of this.  I have signed a petition against this and wonder what other people have heard about it and what more can be done.

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  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 1,086Member, Administrator Scope community team
    edited November 2018
    Good to meet you. Yes, I have read this and I have been absolutley appalled by it. I'm not sure what can be done but a petition is a start. It is important that awareness is raised.

    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer - Cerebral Palsy
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