A Concordat for Change
Brandon Trust Statement: A Concordat for Change (December 2012)
Hospitals are not homes; Brandon Trust considers the Department of Health Concordat is likely to bring about positive change for people with learning disabilities. As a charity we have been vocal in the media and through our involvement in the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) in calling for quality community based services to assist people with learning disabilities who have special needs. We believe the use of institutional, hospital type accommodation is not appropriate; we welcome new initiatives that call for the fundamental transformation of so called ‘assessment and treatment’ practice.
For more information about the calls for change, read the article on the Guardian's website.