Disabled prisoners left unable to wash

    Disabled prisoners left unable to wash

    Disabled prisoners at Parkhurst jail have been unable to wash properly for months because of a lack of trained staff to push wheelchairs, according to a report published today.

    The chief inspector of prisons, Dame Anne Owers, brands the Isle of Wight jail a “failing prison”, lacking basic levels of safety and decency, with poor supervision by staff and widespread abuse of prescription drugs.

    Read more on this story in The Guardian

    The family carers: Social workers ‘taking black children away from caring white families’

    Social workers were under fire last night after a report revealed they were breaking up foster families because the parents were the wrong colour.
    It said official attempts to take mixed-race and black children away from white foster parents are heard ‘regularly’ in the family courts.
    Read more on this story in The Daily Mail

    Dementia care: No place like home

    With its sensory toys, funky gardens and staff in nightgowns, Christopher Manthorp believes he has found the best place for dementia care in the UK. But is it affordable?

    Read more on this story in Society Guardian

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