It’s 9 months since I returned from Phase 1 of my WCMT travels visiting Australia and New Zealand and I’m preparing for the start of Phase 2 in Canada. This post will capture a few of the developments in the UK in the last year.
I’ve live tweeted two more inquests of learning disabled. Richard Handley’s inquest took place in February 2018. Richard loved theme parks, theatre classes, watching Mr Bean and tickling people’s toes. He’d a mischievous sense of humour and was a much loved member of his family. Richard was just 33 when he died from unmanaged constipation. The coroner founds gross failings, missed opportunities and that Richard shouldn’t have died. He was failed by numerous agencies including his care provider United Response, his primary care practitioners and GP, his psychiatrist, social workers and commissioners at Suffolk County Council and the staff and management at Ipswich Hospital.