ACEVO in the News

Published: Friday 6 November 2015 - 13:30

A summary of ACEVO's media presence around the NAO report on Kids Company and NHS England's announcement of a closure programme for hospitals for individuals with learning disabilities.

The following does not contain individual detail of our broadcast media coverage for Kids Company on Thurs Oct 29 nor that for Winterbourne View on the 30th. The Today programme coverage for both can be found here http://bbc.in/1N7k0WT (at 01:09:30) and http://bbc.in/1PfQy5F (at 02:13:00) and the Victoria Derbyshire coverage of Winterbourne View here http://bit.ly/1Rom1BN. These can also be found on our website.

Kids Company Broadcast summary – Director of Public Policy Asheem Singh

BBC Breakfast TV News; BBC TV Lunchtime News; Today Programme 08.10 lead; Four BBC Local Radio Stations; multiple TV and Radio newsclips.

Winterbourne View summary- Sir Stephen Bubb

Today Programme 07.10 lead; Ten BBC Local Radio stations and LBC;  BBC TV Victoria Derbyshire; BBC TV Look North West 13.30 and 18.30 lead. ITN and Channel 5 items. Multiple TV and Radio newsclips. Including the foregoing this would have added up to around 90 outings in the broadcasting media based on previous experience.

 

The following Western Daily Press article also appeared in a further 265 regional newspapers.

Hospital set to close after abuse scandal

Western Daily Press, Jane Kirby, 31/10/15

in local housing to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities. These will include schemes where people have their own home but have access to support staff on-site. Sir Stephen Bubb, who headed a major review following the Winterbourne View scandal, said in 2014 that units should close. The BBC's Panoroma programme revealed the neglect and abuse

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Calderstones in depth: what happens next?

ITV News, Unatttributed, 30/10/15

campaigners reacted? Campaigners and health experts have largely welcomed the plan. They argue that keeping people with learning difficulties detained in hospital-style units is not the best environment for them. Sir Stephen Bubb, who authored the report into Winterbourne View, was among them. However, some have voiced concern over funding - arguing that adult social care

http://bit.ly/1ScWGeD

 

Fears for disabled patients as UK’s only hospital for learning disabilities faces the axe

The Mirror, Steve White, 30/10/15

England, the Local Government Association and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, money will be invested in local housing to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities. Review: Sir Stephen Bubb These will include schemes where people have their own home but have access to support staff on-site. People and their families will also be able

http://bit.ly/1WqKay0

 

'Homes not hospitals': learning disability care to move to community

The Guardian, Ruth Hardy, 30/10/15

England has made £45m available to support this transition. “Now, it’s for local authorities and the NHS in each of these areas to come together to put these plans into action.” Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations: “There have been so many broken promises. So many reports. People with learning disabilities

http://bit.ly/1GXs7s7

 

Learning disability inpatient beds to be slashed by 50%

Nursing Times, Nicola Merrifield, 30/10/15

and also boost community provision. “With this far-reaching plan I am confident that we can finally make quick, significant and lasting improvements to lives” Jane Cummings Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, welcomed today’s plans. He chaired an independent review into learning disability services last

http://bit.ly/1MszBzK

 

Transforming care: A joint response from the voluntary and independent provider sector

Care Industry News, Jackie Brook, 30/10/15

care and support. Quality person centred support for people can be achieved through people working together and with the right funding behind it. It can truly transform peoples’ lives”. Sir Stephen Bubb , chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations said: “There have been so many broken promises. So many reports. People with

http://bit.ly/1GXt4AE

 

Unique hospital tackling learning difficulties is axed

Daily Mail, Unattributed, 31/10/15

on average more than £175,000 a year. The BBC's Panoroma revealed physical and verbal abuse of patients by staff at Winterbourne View, Gloucestershire, in 2011. Six people were jailed. Yesterday Sir Stephen Bubb, who headed the review, told BBC Radio 4's Today: 'We need people with learning disabilities in homes, not hospitals.'

http://bit.ly/1XJq8fq

 

Homes not hospitals’ for people with learning disabilities

Care Management Matters, Unattributed, 30/10/15

Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, Alicia Wood, Chief Executive of the Housing & Support Alliance, Lisa Lenton, England Director at the Association for Real Change and Sir Stephen Bubb, Chief Executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations said, ‘We are the organisations that represent voluntary and

http://bit.ly/1Hg2bTp

 

Britain's only NHS hospital that specialises in learning disabilities is to close following the Winterbourne View care home abuse scandal

Daily Mail, Martin Robinson, 30/10/15

Jason Gardiner were all prosecuted over Winterbourne View The end: Winterbourne View was closed  in 2011 after a series of damaging ‘safeguarding alerts’ over their wellbeing Sir Stephen Bubb, who headed a major review following the Winterbourne View scandal, said last year that units should close.  He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: 'I think there

http://dailym.ai/1P1fEXj

 

Closure blow for Lancashire hospital

5 Local Newspapers, Unattributed, 30/10/15

Calderstones, with more care transferred into people’s own homes or to other facilities. The writing has been on the wall for the hospital near Whalley since a damning report by Sir Stephen Bubb was published in December suggesting large institutions were no longer the way forward. Sir Stephen was the man who headed a major review after the Winterbourne

http://bit.ly/1MlYVHC

 

Calderstones Hospital: UK's only learning disability hospital to close after care review

ITV News, Unattributed, 30/10/15

Sir Stephen Bubb, who authored the report into Winterbourne View, was among them.

“Physical restraint, over-medication and seclusion are shocking ways to treat our fellow citizens and I'm determined we must do better.

That is why I welcome today's closure programme.

That's why I welcome the plan to scale up community provision.”

– SIR STEPHEN BUBB

http://bit.ly/1ScWGeD

 

Last NHS hospital in England for people with learning disabilities to close

The Guardian, David Brindle, 30/10/15

beds are expected to close, rising to 70% in the north where they are used more commonly. A progress review in 2018 will determine if the plan should be extended. Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, who last year carried out a government review of the lack of progress on the Winterbourne

http://bit.ly/20fgnYE

 

Last NHS hospital for people with learning disabilities to close

The Telegraph, Victoria Ward, 30/10/15

broken promises and delays since the Winterbourne View scandal, when an undercover BBC documentary exposed widespread abuse and humiliation of residents at the Winterbourne private hospital near Bristol. Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "I think there is

http://bit.ly/1GB1Fox

 

Learning disabilities specialist hospital to be closed down in wake of Winterbourne View scandal

Western Daily Press, Unattributed, 30/10/15

via personal health budgets, and there will be a stronger role for charities offering support. Budgets will be shared between the NHS and local councils to smooth the transition. Sir Stephen Bubb, who headed a major review following the Winterbourne View scandal, said in 2014 that units should close. The BBC's Panorama programme revealed the neglect and abuse

http://bit.ly/1P1a9Ia

 

NHS England announces closure of Whalley’s Calderstones hospital

3 Local Newspapers, Unattributed, 30/10/15

via personal health budgets, and there will be a stronger role for charities offering support. Budgets will be shared between the NHS and local councils to smooth the transition. Sir Stephen Bubb, who headed a major review following the Winterbourne View scandal, said in 2014 that units should close. The BBC’s Panorama programme revealed the neglect and abuse

http://bit.ly/1MYTtLq

 

Plans to close some specialist learning disability units welcomed by campaigners

Care Appointments, Press Association,30/10/15

Association (LGA), and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), marks a step change in the treatment of people who rely on high quality care, they said. Sir Stephen Bubb, who has been critical of delays in implementing the plan following his report last year into the Winterbourne View care home (pictured) scandal, said he was "appalled"

http://bit.ly/1NcOHhU

 

Government continued to fund Kids Company despite 13 years of warnings from officials

Civil Society, Kirsty Weakley, 29/10/15

former permanent secretary to the Cabinet Office, and Chris Wormald, permanent secretary to the Department for Education will give evidence to the Public Accounts Committee on Monday. In a statement ACEVO said: “The NAO report clearly demonstrates that the current Cabinet Office leadership allowed a lapse of proper oversight and scrutiny of the Kids Company.

http://bit.ly/1O9NDMY

 

Ministers were warned about Kids Company finances six times, NAO report finds

Third Sector, Andy Ricketts, 29/10/15

funding included precedent, because the DfE had funded the charity since 2005, and "reputational damage to the government’s wider agenda" if it withdrew funding. The charity chief executives body Acevo said in a statement that the report raised serious questions for the Cabinet Office.   "The NAO report clearly demonstrates that the current Cabinet Office

http://bit.ly/20fj5ND

 

'Concerns were raised' over funding handed to Kids Company

11 Local Newspapers, Press Assiciation, 29/10/15

Kids Company was much lower than we were led to believe and it was just not sustainable." The director of policy at the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO), Asheem Singh, told Today: "It's absolutely right that Government tries to deliver good quality services to vulnerable people by working with charities. "But it's clear that in this case,

This article is indicative of the reports: http://bit.ly/1PWpd9g