Anthony Collins Solicitors has teamed up with two voluntary organisations to deliver a conference discussing the importance of learning lessons from the Winterbourne View Hospital case.
The Birmingham law firm joined forces with the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) and the Learning Disability Coalition (LDC) to organise ‘Lessons from the Winterbourne reviews: Improving care and support for people whose support needs are challenging’.
The conference was designed for anyone working with people with learning disabilities. Findings from the Winterbourne View Hospital reviews were discussed in light of the shocking abuse of vulnerable people revealed by the BBC’s Panorama programme last year.
Delegates at the London conference also explored what providers, commissioners and regulators must do to deliver a better life for people with learning disabilities and their families.
Keynote speakers included Bruce Calderwood, director of mental heath, disability and equality at the Department of Health, Mark Goldring CBE, chief executive of Mencap and advisor to the DoH on Winterbourne and Ian Biggs, deputy director of operations (South) from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).