Castlebeck appoints advocacy service


Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

VoiceAbility, a national advocacy charity, has been appointed to provide independent advocacy services for the people living in hospitals and care homes operated by Castlebeck in the Midlands and the North East. VoiceAbility’s expert team will be working with people living at 16 Castlebeck facilities in those regions. 
The appointment comes in the wake of BBC Panorama revelations earlier this year about the treatment of people at Winterbourne View, one of Castlebeck’s facilities in the South West. Following an immediate review, Castlebeck’s chief executive pledged to allow and ensure independent advocacy provision for each person in their care.
VoiceAbility have been appointed to support people, to have their voices heard and ensure that they are fully involved in their care and treatment. Advocates will make unannounced visits as well as holding frequent planned individual sessions.
VoiceAbility





Comments are closed.


Latest blog posts

A quick task for Monday morning

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

Any measure which will go some way to stemming the tide of promotional pablum which is flooding our computers has...

Sutherland: remember him?

By guest blogger JEF SMITH

Half a century ago I had a series of wonderfully happy working holidays in Sutherland, that most beautiful part of north-west...

Postponing the inevitable

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

In expressing their pleasure at being allocated an extra £40m in funding, Dementia Research UK makes the startling claim that...