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Charles H
Feb 20 2018 0:12 AM Post #289
Location : Base UK

Dear Caroline  Dinenage, 
The appendage refers to your new role as Minister of State for adult social care, but as it is an open letter which will go out on social media, I felt I should inform you first, but could not locate a Ministerial address. I  found this to be the only way to draw it to your attention, although I am not one of your constituents. 
I am a long standing independent campaigner, author and contributor to social journals and popular press, on behalf of people with learning disabilities and their carers.
Best wishes.
Charles Henley    


Re Oxfam judicial review
 It is very sad that a judicial review has become necessary under such circumstances, but a judicial review concerning the conduct of major charitable organisations dealing with vast amounts of taxpayers and voluntary public donations is long overdue.
As Minister of State overseeing adult social care, the Department of Health and Social Care, Caroline Dinenage has been given an impossible task. She has a responsibility, on behalf of carers, and in the interests of her new role, to press for an extension to the current judicial review on Oxfam. This should include the criteria upon which ALL charities appoint paid CEOs, and to the extent to which major charities have been allowed to misuse their resources and influential power recklessly. As a consequence, adverse influence on policy direction has directly threatened all levels of people with learning disability, particularly the most profoundly disadvantaged. 
Extended correspondence with successive Mencap CEOs led me to point out to Janine Tregelles, current CEO, on the 31st January 2017,  “…..that Mencap’s executive team comes over as a team devoted to accumulating money  and controlling large numbers of staff as the  corporate side of the business continues to grow”. It would seem that, as Mencap HQ has grown richer, service support options for its membership and fellow sufferers within the community have got increasingly poorer. Janine did not agree, hence my continued pressure for open debate in the public domain.  Something is seriously amiss if the taxpayer, and the public who are constantly pressurised for voluntary contributions, are footing the bill for expensive corporations who now seem so out of touch with their original purpose for existing. What better option to restore sanity to future rational and achievable policies, than a judicial review before care in the community is irretrievably lost?
I have recently had personal correspondence with Gareth James, formerly the Lead for Dementia and Disabilities, who, although very polite and amicable, regrettably clearly did not grasp the complexity of the task with which he was burdened. Can there be the hope that Caroline will have a wider perspective?
Charles H
Feb 13 2018 11:14 AM Post #288
Location : Base UK

Thank you for your posting. umahihu. I regret I am unable to translate.
Feb 13 2018 10:28 AM Post #287
Location : Dęblin

Szybkie pożyczki bez zaświadczeń
Charles H
Jan 31 2018 17:38 PM Post #286

Reply to uhyruh.
I do not possess a cell phone and I am not intending to get one.
Best wishes Charles H
Charles H
Jan 27 2018 22:40 PM Post #284
Location : Base UK

This message was sent to Meridian TV and Community Care 27th January 2018
The appointment of Caroline Dinenage as Minister of State overseeing adult social care, the Department of Health and Social Care could be the political ‘kiss of death’ for Caroline, or the first glimmer of hope for the 1.4 million families with members who have learning disabilities. It could well be that she will be the first Minister since Enoch Powell in the 1960s who has shown genuine concern for this vulnerable and disadvantaged section of our society.
But first, there must be recognition that care in the community is in terminal decline. The hemorrhaging of vital services over the years, and the cover up of the betrayal of these people by academics and major charitable organizations responsible for their welfare, needs to be scrutinized and debated. Will this happen?
Extremely doubtful, for to hand back responsibility for social care for people with learning disabilities to the Department of Health in the light of its past dreadful performance (Institutions and the ‘chemical cosh’), suggests that absolutely nothing has been learnt from social history.
For further insights and information, please refer to my website
Charles H
Jan 27 2018 0:15 AM Post #283
Location : Base UK

Thank you, Lien.
My writing is an attempt to share with others knowledge of things that have been happening that might be of interest to them. A lot that has been detrimental to good services in the past has been covered up.
Jan 26 2018 23:13 PM Post #282
Location : France, Sainte-Genevieve-Des-Bois

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Charles H
Jan 25 2018 11:33 AM Post #281
Location : Base UK

Emails I am currently circulating to national Press and TV outlets, January 2018

NHS/Social Care Policy Dilemma/ Summary

Rarely has there been a greater need for transparency, rarely has there been such an extended cover up.
There are estimated to be about 1.4 million people with learning disabilities of all levels of severity and complexity in the UK. Along with their carers,
untold thousands of these people have suffered grievously from the policy vacuum brought about and extended over many years by individuals and organisations who were charged with protecting and supporting them.
Where openness should have been encouraged it has been suppressed, where the truth could have given hope it has been distorted. What could have been developed into a rational, comprehensive, financially sound, and equitable national care in the community policy has disintegrated into a debacle. Handing responsibility for Social Care back to the NHS is not a solution - unless Jeremy Hunt recognises how incongruous this is and sets up a separate division entirely from the medical/surgical model.
Otherwise, if a society is to be judged by the way it treats its most vulnerable citizens the UK will have failed abysmally.
Attached is a summary embracing the broad events of the past half a century. This is supported by a wealth of information and documentation accumulated over many years. It is not for sale, but is available free to any well-motivated investigative journalist who believes that justice for these people will not prevail until the controversial issues that brought about such scandals as Winterbourne View are debated openly in the public domain.


In the 1950s/60s the ‘medical model’ was the order of the day - a combination of institutional care and medication - the ‘chemical cosh’, I believe it was termed. 50,000 adults and children were incarcerated in large 1000 plus institutions. The Health Service dominated responses to the needs of the learning disabilities section of our society Only about 4000 day care support places were available for those fortunate enough to remain in the community.
Now, in 2018, the NHS is again taking control of responding to the needs of people with learning disabilities, the principle of building large institutions has been approved by the government, and there is no clearly defined strategy for restoring meaningful day care.
The clock has turned back half a century yet there is hardly a bleat of protest. So, what has gone wrong?
In the 1960s it was accepted that the ‘medical model’ was a total failure and care in the community was the humane alternative. Through the efforts of Enoch Powell and humanitarian professional psychologists the process of enabling 50,000 people with all manners of challenging behaviour to escape from incarceration in institutions began in earnest. With only 4000 places being available at the time this was a mammoth task, the success of which is in no way appreciated today. Leading the way, dedicated Professor Alan Clarke, supported by his wife, Professor Ann Clarke, had by the mid-1970s encouraged and supported an extensive range of alternative options available for those in need of all levels of support and their carers. By the mid-1980s there was still much to do but a policy strategy had been set up that could form the basis for the development of an equitable national policy. But it did not happen!
Why did this not happen? Simply because the direction and determination of policy was taken out of the hands of dedicated experts by a group of individuals who had their own agendas but were too inexperienced to recognise their own limitations.
And so, began the descent into the morass that care in the community has become. For 30 years the government has been taking advice from the wrong people, and for 30 years service users and their carers, by default or intent, have been victims of the biggest corruption of service policy in social history.
Until the extent of the betrayal of trust by the organisations and individuals (major charities and academics) who should have been fighting for their rights has been exposed, nothing will change. The government will continue to take the wrong advice and those individuals and organisations who have their own agendas will continue to give it.
The NHS is a medical and surgical resource and needs to retain and consolidate its identity as such - that is what the massive surge to protect the NHS is rightly about. The overall needs of people with learning disabilities will not be taken into account - the NHS are not and never will be a social care resource.
Carers will not get a fair deal until their needs are responded to by a service structure that fully understands their problems. Giving responsibility for learning needs to local authorities in the first place was a disaster - to leave it with the NHS could be catastrophic. Until there is an appropriate Department with its own Minister nothing will change for the better.
Charles H
Jan 15 2018 22:02 PM Post #277
Location : Base UK

Thank you for your kind comments, Hosea.I am trying to keep it up with some sort of continuity that makes sense, but events happen that can distract. For instance, within the last week or two, the UK National Health Service has taken on responsibility for Social Care problems. This will create a lot of debate as it could turn the clock back half a century, for this was the situation in the 1960s that had led to big institutions isolating and stigmatising their occupants.

Thank you for your kind comments, Zac. As a retired practitioner, (I had many years experience of working with people with learning disabilities) I carried on campaigning for better services for them after I retired. and for that purpose I needed a website. As I have no skills at programming, I came up with the different components I wanted to include and paid an expert to create a website to a design of my choice. It cost several hundred UK £s initially, and just a few pounds every two or three years to keep access.
The other economical and easy way to get involved in blogging is to go to WordPress which costs very little but can get you into a blogging circle. (
I hope this helps
Charles H
Jan 08 2018 21:49 PM Post #276
Location : Base UK

Thank you, Obligezyx, for your posting, but I was not able to interpret it.
Thank you, Hosea and Zac, for your posting. In a few hours I will be out of contact for a couple of days but will respond soon afterwards.
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