Thursday, April 02, 2009

Mencap (UK) report: Death by indifference

These links come via Wheelie Catholic, who notes:

Mencap has issued a report on death by indifference cases involving people with disabilities. Serious failure to provide minimal health care, such as feeding or assessment of physical care, led to the death of these six individuals. Full reports are
linked to at the site.

The site also includes an audio version of the report.

Mencap is the UK's leading learning disability charity working with people with a learning disability and their families and carers. Mencap works collaboratively, fighting for equal rights, campaigning for greater opportunities and challenging attitudes and prejudice.