Whorlton Hall: Hospital ‘abused’ vulnerable adults, the Panorama programme aired by the BBC on 22nd May 2019

May 23, 2019
BBC Panorama programme Whorlton Hall, hospital abused vulnerable adults

It is distressing to again see highlighted poor treatment and support of vulnerable people with a learning disability whilst they were in the care of a service intended to keep them safe. It is a further reminder of the failings at Winterbourne View and the need for everyone involved in the care and support of vulnerable people to remain focused on the quality of the services they provide. The Transforming Care programme has seen significant investment since the events of Winterbourne View and there is still much for commissioners and the government to urgently review.

This abuse has no place in today’s society and Consensus have been pro-actively working in partnership with people with learning disabilities, their families and commissioners of services for more than ten years to develop innovative alternatives to secure services and effective solutions to support people to move on from inpatient services and unsuitable placements.

We are proud to have been recognised through many regulatory reports and awards for the high-quality training we provide and offer our colleagues, our commitment to STOMP and continued reduction of restrictive practices.

You can read more about Consensus’ new developments here and the positives outcomes we have supported individuals to achieve, following long stays in hospital settings, including hearing Anthony’s Story.