Saturday, February 02, 2008


The recent events in Iraq show how vulnerable people are who have learning disabilities.

The treatment handed out to Steven Hoskin in Truro, and Brent Martin in Sunderland was equally as disgusting and a blot on our society. Care in the community is not the answer when it puts vulnerable people in danger. There are successful alternatives that have operated for 40 years, such as CARE village at Blackerton.

Thanks to Crimfic reader [a lady with a beautiful Welsh accent] for steering me to the Go Petition site. And what a fantastic second half comeback by the Welsh rugby team today in their first victory over England at Twickenham for twenty years.

You can sign the on line petition to save CARE village Blackerton at:

And read my posts on this matter at the following links:


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, my dear Norm, you need some publicity to kick this off. I hope that our blogosphere colleagues will assist in creating some posts to draw attention to this issue. And don't forget the news media!
My best wishes to you for making this happen and hopefully finding a desirable and appropriate outcome for those for whom this charity appears to have lost all sense of connection and understanding of needs.
Finally, my thanks for the compliments. I sound less Welsh in person, oddly.

2:44 PM  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

Thanks very much cfr.
I still hope that the trustees will come to their senses and change this "business decision" before vulnerable lives are disrupted.
After all moving house is very traumatic to anyone, yet alone people with learning difficulties who have lived at the village for 30 plus years.

3:57 AM  

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