Winterbourne View 10 year vigil, Monday 31st May 2021

Join us in a vigil to remember the abuse at Winterbourne View

On the 31st May 2021 it will be 10 years since Panorama screened the undercover footage of the abuse at Winterbourne View.

Winterbourne View Hospital

Even though Winterbourne View closed, abuse is still happening to some people locked up in hospitals like Whorlton Hall.

Abuse at Cygnet Whorlton Hall

Despite all the plans to change things for the better, there are still more than 2000 people in hospitals because there are not enough community services.

A vigil is a peaceful demonstration, usually without speeches.

Some people light candles or a lamp and put it in their window.

Some people light candles outside with others.

Some people pray or reflect by themselves.

You can take part by…

  • Holding your own vigil on Monday 31st May- you can do this by yourself, online or with family and friends
  • Sharing your vigil on social media by tagging us and using the hashtag #Winterbourne10
  • Sending us a photo of your vigil by the 14th May so we can put it in a video on the Rightful Lives website to show our support to people in hospitals and their families.  email

You can download, print and use these posters or make your own for the vigil