MANY hundreds with autism or learning difficulties capable of living independent lives with support in the community remain locked away. This is a fundamental breach of their human rights.
Companies are profiteering from providing the wrong sort of care, abusing human rights at enormous cost to the taxpayer.
There is horrific use of drugs and restraint whilst holding people in small, secluded prison-like cells. Staff are so often not properly trained in how severe autism and learning difficulties affect individuals.
This endemic problem needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency.