In October, I attended a debate at the National Children And Adult Services Conference run by Leonard Cheshire Disability. The title of the debate was ‘Care Homes for Disabled People – Yesterday’s Solution?’.
I was obviously arguing that residential care was an outdated model for Disabled People in 2009, however Leonard Cheshire Disability were arguing that Disabled People should have options and choices, and residential care should be one of the options.
Some readers may be sympathetic to Leonard Cheshire Disability’s position however you might change your mind after reading Peter Beresford’s recent blog article in the Guardian.
As Peter points out, despite lots of positive media campaigns and progressive language this leopard still has not managed to change its spots.