Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Human Equilibrium

Yesterday, I spoke at a conference in York. The conference was titled: “Social Work is Human Rights”. One of the speakers was the excellent Gavin Harding from NHS England Transforming C…

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The One Bedroom Institutions

7 Days of Action

The focus of the 7 Days of action campaign has been on the terrible lives lived by people in ATUs and a call for people to be enabled to live “proper” lives in a home of their choosing in their local communities. This will still be the focus of any ongoing campaign work but it is also important to look at what can happen when someone is discharged from an ATU and whether they are allowed to live the sort of life that they want.

Jack was our Day Two dude from the original 7 Days of Action campaign back in April. This is an update on Jack’s life since he was discharged on 10th June.

Prior to Jack leaving the hospital, the professionals instigated a 4 week “transition plan”. This consisted of visits from the staff who would be supporting Jack to the ward. There was also a single…

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A New Push

7 Days of Action

We’ve decided another “push” is needed on the 7 Days of Actionfront. Although Robert is home and Jack has been discharged from the ATU, things are happening less fast for the other dudes.  Every day, a new story emerges of another person being admitted to an ATU.

So, inspired by a Facebook post from Jackie Stillman (Robert’s mother) about how Robert’s personal hygiene was completely neglected during his time in the Unit, we will be running another series of 7 blog posts.

The difference this time is that they will focus on themes rather than having an individual’s story each day. That way we can focus on more than 7 people but also push the awful themes that have been, sadly, so consistent since people have been telling their experiences. It’s still a work in progress but we have seven subjects that we think would capture a wide range…

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