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    Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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A Family Perspective

Nov
9

Very real concerns over report into ATUs

Paul de Savary This week Secretary of State for Health & Care, Matt Hancock announced an ‘immediate’ review, to be carried out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), into practices in Assessment and Treatment Units (ATUs), including the prolonged seclusion and long-term segregation used in the ‘care’ of individuals with complex learning disabilities and autism. […]

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Nov
2

Sky News report into Assessment and Treatment Units

You may have seen a series of reports on Sky News this week, where health correspondent Paul Kelso spoke about the abuse of ATUs – in-patient facilities intended for the short-term assessment, treatment and stabilisation of people with mental health conditions who display challenging behaviours. Individuals with a learning disability or autism are supposed to […]

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News

Aug
3

Response to Petition

Recently we urged you to sign the petition led by Paula McGowan  – “Prevent avoidable deaths by making autism/learning disability training mandatory”. The Government have now responded to this petition, please read below: We want all staff to receive the support, training and professional development they need to support people with learning disabilities and autism, […]

Jul
20

Morrisons Quieter Hour

Supermarket shopping can be overwhelming – with noise from music, tannoy announcements and check out tills and so after a successful trial, Morrisons the supermarket chain has introduced a weekly ‘quieter hour’. The initiative is designed to make it easier for those with autism to shop and will include dimmed lights, lowered sound levels and […]

Jul
4

Book Review: The Language of Kindness – Christie Watson

Continuing our review series, we take a look at inspirational reading from Christie Watson who charts her life in nursing in the book, The Language of Kindness. ‘I have been a nurse for twenty years. But it is only when my dad is dying…that I begin to understand the importance of kindness and the depths […]

Jun
26

SeeAbility releases film

SeeAbility have released a new film for Learning Disability week. The film tells the story of Leanne who needs life changing Cataract surgery. SeeAbility aim to encourage people with learning disabilities to look after their eyes and have regular sight tests, and eye care professionals to make reasonable adjustments so that people get the care they […]

Jun
25

Join us in signing and sharing this petition

Prevent avoidable deaths by making autism/learning disability training mandatory. You may have seen Oliver McGowan’s tragic death in the news recently. We’re hoping you can join us in trying to make something positive come out of a tragic avoidable death. Oliver, who had autism, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy and epilepsy tragically died in November 2016. […]

Jun
20

Autism Show Birmingham

Home From Home Care are excited to once again exhibit at The Autism Show on 22nd-23rd June 2017 at NEC, Birmingham. Company founders Paul, Ann and Hugo de Savary will be on stand A12, alongside Marketing Manager Anna Selby-Wells and her team of ambassadors. Find out more about our specialist residential provision for adults with […]