Relatives and charities are calling for disabled adults with difficult behaviour currently sectioned under the Mental Health Act to be released to receive better treatment more cheaply at home or in the community.What sort of ‘difficult behaviour’..?
Jan Tregelles, chief executive of Mencap, said there “can be no excuses” for carers using hospitals as long-term homes for learning-disabled adults with challenging behaviour.Oh, right, now it’s ‘challenging behaviour’! Make up your minds.
Kevin Healey, who campaigns for better rights and treatment for people with autism, said: “These cases are appalling. We’re in the 21st century now but it’s like we’re living in the 1940s when autism was newly discovered.
“Society institutionalises it. These people need a unique care package. They should be integrated into society, not locked away.”Funny, but there’s a lot of people saying the exact opposite, pressurising for special treatment to be separate from society, even if just for a while!