To see ourselves as others see us
Despite being battered by waves of abuse revelations, the care home sector has been about as animated as the Terracotta Army, complains BOB FERGUSON
It is an eternal truth that substance abusers must first admit they have a problem before they can conquer their demons. Should that principle hold good where the abuse of care home residents is the issue, there can be little chance of a successful detox for a sector that is in deep denial.
Not so long ago, for example, home owners’ groups spun a single strand plucked from a multi-layered parliamentary report to create the impression that abuse is not the real challenge – it’s ageism, apparently. Except, much like describing 9/11 as an unu