Turning Point reacts to Channel 4 exposé of conditions at large mental health institution

News item posted: 19 June 2017

In a joint statement Fiona Ritchie and John Campbell, respective Managing Directors for Learning Disabilities and Mental Health at Turning Point, said:

‘Yesterday a Channel 4 documentary exposed the awful conditions children and young people with learning disabilities and mental health issues are living in at one of Britain’s largest mental health institutions. Yet again we are witnessing a shocking level of care.

‘There are, however, better alternatives to this poor standard of care. We urgently need to switch the focus away from large institutions which don’t cater to people’s personal needs, and instead target funding at specialist community teams and support providers to be the best they can possibly be. Turning Point has over 25 years’ experience supporting people with learning disabilities and complex needs to take control of their life and live independently in the community.’

Click here to watch Clare’s Story – an example of the ways in which Turning Point supports people with learning disabilities to live a fulfilling and independent life.