October 2023 in Rightful Lives

* “It takes every ounce of will and energy to visit my beloved daughter now. ‘Please take me home’ is her plea at every visit.”

* Lancashire Council ordered by court to pay learning disabled man £355,000 after judge ruled man had been unlawfully deprived of his liberty in a care home for 7 years.

*Human Rights Watch is visiting UK to collect evidence of institutional abuse of disabled people.


* “My son is currently in a seclusion room and has been for 3 months.”



*Access Social Care launches crowdfunder for litigation on transparency and accountability around funding for adult social care.

*My Life My Choice launches a self-advocacy network aimed at getting people with a learning disability out of secure hospitals and into appropriate housing in their communities.