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The launch of Sir Stephen’s report feautered on a variety of outlets including: BBC TV across the day, National Radio – Today – http://bbc.in/1Ku20v6 from 1:14:50 & Five Live & bulletins across day nationally and regionally; Channel 4 – http://bcove.me/dlwunb1v, ITV News at Ten – http://bit.ly/218xYnT, Channel 5 at Lunch

 

VIDEO: Bubb: ‘They have had a raw, rough deal’

BBC (Web), Unattributed, 22/02/16

A commissioner should be appointed to protect and promote the rights of people with learning disabilities in England, a report has said.   Sir Stephen Bubb, who is chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, has been reviewing the sector since the abuse scandal at Winterbourne View home, near

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Action urged on learning disability care

BBC (Web), Unattributed, 22/02/16

A commissioner is needed to “protect and promote” the rights of people with learning disabilities in England, a report says.   In his latest review, Sir Stephen Bubb said the government had failed to act on recommendations he made in the wake of the Winterbourne View abuse scandal.   He said the challenges ahead were “far

 

Mental health patients still being failed 5 years on from Winterbourne View scandal

ITV.com (Web), Unattributed, 22/02/16

a Government promise to re-house them in the community.  Following the Winterbourne View scandal – which saw 6 people jailed for ill-treatment and neglect at a private hospital near Bristol – Sir Stephen Bubb has been leading a review into the treatment of adults with mental health illness.   Today he criticised the lack of

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Government urged to improve care protection after abuse scandals, report warns

ITV.com (Web), Unattributed, 22/02/16

wake of the Winterbourne View scandal, when in 2011 an undercover BBC documentary team filmed abuse of patients with learning disabilities at the private hospital near Bristol.  However, a report by Sir Stephen Bubb, the chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, will say the scale of reforms needed are “far more challenging” than originally thought.  And he

 

‘Improve care protection’ after scandals like Winterbourne View, report says

Western Daily Press (Web), Unattributed, 22/02/16

of the Winterbourne View scandal, when in 2011 an undercover BBC documentary team filmed abuse of patients with learning disabilities at the private hospital near Bristol.   However, the report by Sir Stephen Bubb, the chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, says the scale of reforms needed are “far more challenging” than originally thought.   And he

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Call for abuse tsar to protect the vulnerable

The Times, p. 2, Richard Ford, 22/02/16

today.   It warns that the challenge of reforming support for vulnerable people is bigger than anticipated with an estimated 3,500 people in institutional units, 900 more than previously thought.   Sir Stephen Bubb’s final report on the Winterbourne View scandal, in which patients at a private hospital near Bristol were abused, estimates that 10,000 extra members of staff will be

 

Call for abuse tsar to protect the vulnerable

The Times Online, p. 1, Unattributed, 22/02/16

in the community and that there is an urgent need to provide housing for about 1,300 people expected to move out of hospitals by 2019.Sir Stephen, chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, said: “I am still shocked by the way we as a society have condoned poor or abusive treatment of some of the most

 

NHS report calls for learning disabled commissioner

PoliticsHome (Web), Unattributed, 22/02/16

People with learning disabilities need their own commissioner to “protect and promote” their rights, an NHS-backed report has declared.   Sir Stephen Bubb has expressed regret that the Government had failed to act on his recommendations following revelations of abuse at Bristol’s Winterbourne View care home.   In his latest report

 

A learning disability commissioner? Views from the social care sector

The Guardian.com (Web), Ruth Hardy, 22/02/16

Five years after Winterbourne View, Sir Stephen Bubb says a commissioner is needed to protect the rights of people with learning disabilities A commissioner is needed to protect the rights of people with learning disabilities,

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Appoint individual to protect rights of the vulnerable, report suggests

The Guardian.com (Web), Haroon Siddique, 22/02/16

the rights of vulnerable people in England, a report into the Winterbourne View scandal has recommended.  Five years on from the Panorama programme detailing abuse at a private hospital near Bristol, Stephen Bubb, the author of the report into the incident, said the system still cannot be trusted to care for people with learning disabilities.  “Just as a children’s commissioner was established

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Report calls for learning disabilities watchdog

The Guardian, p. 9, Haroon Siddique, 22/02/16

the rights of vulnerable people in England, a report on the Winterbourne View scandal has recommended.   Five years after a Panorama programme detailed abuse at a private hospital near Bristol, Stephen Bubb, the author of the report, said the system still could not be trusted to care for people with learning disabilities.   Bubb said that the new commissioner “would have

 

Most vulnerable are being ‘failed’ by politicians as they languish in hospitals and care homes

Mirror.co.uk (Web), Jack Blanchard, 22/02/16

state institutions – 900 more than previously thought.  This is despite a pledge to move them into proper care in the community following the Winterbourne View scandal in 2011.  The report by Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, says the scale of reforms needed are “far more challenging” than originally thought.  He called for a

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Most vulnerable ‘are being failed’

The Daily Mirror, p. 2, Unattributed, 22/02/16

This is despite a pledge to move them into proper care in the community following the Winterbourne View private hospital abuse scandal in 2011. In his report, voluntary services chief Sir Stephen Bubb says: “I am still shocked by the way we as a society have condoned poor or abusive treatment of some of the most vulnerable people in our

 

Vulnerable disabled people ‘kept in asylums despite community care pledge’

The Independent (Web), Rosalind Newman, 22/02/16

of the Winterbourne View scandal, a report has warned.    Around 900 more vulnerable disabled people than previously thought are still being housed in asylums in breach of the pledge, Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, has warned.    Abuse of patients with learning disabilities and autism was filmed in May 2011

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Vulnerable people stuck in asylums despite care pledge

The Independent, p. 13, Rosalind Newman, 22/02/16

wake of the Winterbourne View scandal, a report warns today. Around 900 more vulnerable disabled people than previously thought are still being housed in asylums in breach of the pledge, Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, has warned.   Abuse of patients with learning disabilities and autism was filmed in May 2011 at

 

Pledge broken as thousands are left stuck in asylums

i (The paper for today), p. 8, Rosalind Newman, 22/02/16

community after the Winterbourne View scandal, a report warns today.   Around 900 more vulnerable disabled people than previously thought are still being housed in asylums in breach of the pledge, Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, has warned.   Abuse of patients with learning disabilities and autism was filmed in May 2011 at

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Government urged to improve care protection after abuse scandals

Yahoo! UK and Ireland (Web), Unattributed, 22/02/16

of the Winterbourne View scandal, when in 2011 an undercover BBC documentary team filmed abuse of patients with learning disabilities at the private hospital near Bristol.   However, a report by Sir Stephen Bubb, the chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, will say the scale of reforms needed are “far more challenging” than originally thought.   And

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Abuse report author issues LHA cap warning

Inside Housing (Web), Unattributed, 22/02/16

a key report into abuse of people with learning disabilities has urged the government to “explicitly exempt” residents of supported housing from a proposed benefits cap.        Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, made the call in a follow-up to his 2014 inquiry into

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More cash needed, says Winterbourne View report

The MJ (Web), Unattributed, 22/02/16

money to be allocated to care partnerships in order to help people with learning disabilities stay out of hospital.   In his final report into the Winterbourne View scandal, Sir Stephen Bubb called on the Government to appoint a learning disabilities commissioner to ensure the rights of people are protected.    Sir Stephen also warned the £15m allocated

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New Winterbourne View report reflects on progress made & challenges

National Care Forum (Web), Unattributed, 22/02/16

Sir Stephen Bubb, tasked with leading the work into establishing new safeguards and support for adults with learning difficulties after the scandal of abuse at Winterbourne View, has published his

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Winterbourne View report author calls for Learning Disabilities Commissioner

Local Government Lawyer (Web), Unattributed, 22/02/16

Sir Stephen Bubb, author of a report into the Winterbourne View scandal, has called on the Government to appoint a Learning Disabilities Commissioner.   The role would “place a statutory duty

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Government urged to appoint Learning Disabilities Commissioner to protect rights and champion reform

Care Home (Web), Sue Learner Editor, 22/02/16

Sir Stephen Bubb, who wrote the original report into the abuses that took place at Winterbourne View, has called for the Government to appoint a Learning Disabilities Commissioner.    

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Winterbourne View: more housing and benefit cap exemption ‘critical’

Public Sector Executive (Web), Unattributed, 22/02/16

need” to develop housing for people with learning disabilities and in order to overturn the “poor or abusive treatment” of them in society, the latest Winterbourne View report has argued.  Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO), also the author behind the initial 2014 Winterbourne View report, added that a learning disabilities

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Government urged to improve care protection after abuse scandals

Impartial Reporter (Web), Unattributed, 21/02/16

the Winterbourne View scandal, when in 2011 an undercover BBC documentary team filmed abuse of patients with learning disabilities at the private hospital near Bristol.    However, a report by Sir Stephen Bubb, the chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, will say the scale of reforms needed are “far more challenging” than originally thought. 

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Stephen Bubb report: Government must meet its commitment to people with learning disabilities, urges United Response

United Response (Blog), Unattributed, 22/02/16

by 2019, but without a similar commitment in place to increase community provision, it was unclear how this would be achieved.   Learning Disabilities Commissioner   “We are pleased to see that Sir Stephen Bubb is seeking to address this point in the recommendations that he has published today, and calls on the Government to legally recognise the rights of people with

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A learning disabilities commissioner would help end ‘intolerable’ abuse says report

Localgov.co.uk (Web), Mark Whitehead, 22/02/16

Care homes for people with learning disabilities should be shut down, the author of a report following the Winterbourne View scandal has demanded.   Sir Stephen Bubb also said a commissioner should be appointed to protect and promote the rights of people with learning disabilities.    He said he was shocked by stories of

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‘Disappointingly slow’ progress on community learning disability provision

Independent Nurse (Web), Unattributed, 22/02/16

a reality until the ambition for community provision is matched with the right number of nurses to provide that vital support,’ added Ms Davies.     The RCN’s report echoes Sir Stephen Bubb’s, chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, report into learning disability services, also released today. The report states that 10,000 extra staff will

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Government urged to improve care protection after abuse scandals

AOL UK (Web), Unattributed, 22/02/16

the Winterbourne View scandal, when in 2011 an undercover BBC documentary team filmed abuse of patients with learning disabilities at the private hospital near Bristol.    However, a report by Sir Stephen Bubb, the chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, will say the scale of reforms needed are “far more challenging” than originally thought. 

 

Governement warned over 3,500 people with learning disabilities ‘languishing in institutions’

Care Appointments (Web), Unattributed, 22/02/16

of the Winterbourne View scandal, when in 2011 an undercover BBC documentary team filmed abuse of patients with learning disabilities at the private hospital near Bristol.   However, a report by Sir Stephen Bubb, the chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, will say the scale of reforms needed are “far more challenging” than originally thought.   And

 

Disabled kids? care `a total shambles?

Morning Star Online (Web), Unattributed, 22/02/16

still living in institutions despite government pledges to offer more suitable home-based support instead.    The number is 900 higher than previously admitted and the report’s author, Acevo chief executive Stephen Bubb, said he was “shocked” by the way “we as a society have condoned poor or abusive treatment” of vulnerable people.    Tory promises to move care away from

 

Disabled kids’ care ‘a total shambles’

Morning Star, p. 4, Lamiat Sabin, 22/02/16

people still living in institutions despite government pledges to offer more suitable home-based support instead. The number is 900 higher than previously admitted and the report’s author, Acevo chief executive Stephen Bubb, said he was “shocked” by the way “we as a society have condoned poor or abusive treatment” of vulnerable people. Tory promises to move care away from institutions

 

Learning disabilities commissioner needed to block `abusive treatment?

National Health Executive (Web), Unattributed, 22/02/16

protect the rights” of people with learning disabilities, the author of the major Winterbourne View report has said in his latest review of the 2011 scandal, published today.    Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO), made the recommendation as a final effort to overturn the “poor or abusive treatment” of

 

Gay MPs: The photograph that shows Westminster’s attitude towards LGBT politicians is changing

The Independent (Web), Mark Leftly, 20/02/16

for being the country’s most senior openly gay police officer.     17 Peter Kyle  The 45-year-old Labour MP for Hove is a former chief executive at the charity leaders group Acevo and sits on the Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee.     18 Crispin Blunt  The Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee chair recently stunned Conservative colleagues when he announced

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Westminster flies the rainbow flag

The Independent On Sunday, p. 20, Mark Leftly, 21/02/16

famous for being the country’s most senior openly gay police officer.   17 Peter Kyle The 45-year-old Labour MP for Hove is a former chief executive at the charity leaders group Acevo and sits on the Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee. 18 Crispin Blunt The Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee chair recently stunned Conservative colleagues when he announced during

 

Minister accepted #4,000 donation from chair of ‘sock-puppet’ think tank

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 18/02/16

currying favour from ministers through his donations and unwise of Hancock to accept a donation from someone who was chair of a charity that lobbied government so frequently.    Asheem Singh, director of public policy at the charity chief executives body Acevo , said there was no suggestion anything was improper about the donations, but they did show the

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Sector responds on grant lobbying restrictions

Voluntary News (Web), Unattributed, 17/02/16

executives have signed a letter to the Prime Minister calling on him to reverse the decision to add an anti-advocacy clause into grant agreements. The signatories include sector bodies NCVO, ACEVO, Charity Finance Group and Charities Aid Foundation.    NCVO has the text of the letter or see Civil Society News coverage .    SCVO, Scotland’s equivalent to NCVO, has

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Opinion: Why new anti-lobbying rules leave small charities out in the cold

University of Cambridge (Web), Unattributed, 16/02/16

on public policy, wrote that his “experience suggests that mature and confident politicians welcome informed debate and campaigns, even when they disagree with them”.    A joint letter from the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations and NCVO also said the clause “may actually cost the taxpayer more money through limiting the range of insight that policy makers can

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Why new anti-lobbying rules leave small charities out in the cold

The Conversation UK (Web), Unattributed, 16/02/16

commentator on public policy, wrote that his “experience suggests that mature and confident politicians welcome informed debate and campaigns, even when they disagree with them”.   A joint letter from the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations and NCVO also said the clause “may actually cost the taxpayer more money through limiting the range of insight that policy makers can

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Charities urge David Cameron to reconsider anti-campaigning clause in charity grants

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 16/02/16

cost the taxpayer more money through limiting the range of insight that policymakers can draw upon”.    The document, which is signed by the heads of charity umbrella bodies including Acevo , the NCVO, the Charity Finance Group and Navca , has also been signed by Campbell Robb, chief executive of Shelter , which was held up in the government’s

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UK foundation for social entrepreneurs appoints new boss

Pioneers Post (Web), Ellie Ward, 16/02/16

and local government, public health minister and chair of the Labour Party. She is currently also a member of Big Society Capital’s advisory board. Blears will succeed SIB’s existing chair Sir Stephen Bubb on 1 April.    Commenting on her appointment Blears said: “Social investment has enormous potential to help us tackle some of our biggest social challenges, such as

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