‘Support workers put masking tape over my mouth’

    A woman with learning difficulties told a service user session how
    support staff put masking tape across her mouth to keep her
    quiet.

    Hilda Turner, chair of Suffolk People First, said she had not
    disclosed what had happened to her for years until she became
    involved in making a video about bullying.

    “I kept it to myself. Now people say ‘forget about it – it happened
    a long time ago’. But you can’t. It stays with you.” She said the
    video, No Secrets, had been difficult to make because it brought
    back bad memories. “But I hope it will make people think about what
    is happening out there. I would like it to stop.”

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