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Mencap respond to Care Minister Norman Lamb’s announcement of new measures to strengthen the rights of people with a learning disability
Friday 06 March 2015
The Care and Support Minister, Norman Lamb, has today announced new proposals to strengthen the rights of people with a learning disability. The "No voice unheard, no right ignored" paper has been made in the wake of the need for government action to move people out of in-patient settings after the Winterbourne View scandal in 2011.
In a joint response to the "No voice unheard, no right ignored" paper Mencap and the Challenging Behaviour Foundation raised concerns that these changes could take years and offered little immediate help to families whose loved ones are still stuck in assessment and treatment units.
Jan Tregelles, chief executive of Mencap, and Viv Cooper, Chief Executive at the Challenging Behaviour Foundation, said: