Learning Disability Today
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Being held to account

Strengthening corporate accountability for social care providers is important, but this must not discourage people with learning disabilities from becoming trustees, says Walsingham’s Paul Snell: Winterbourne View shocked us all. As a social care provider, we at Walsingham welcome proposals such as the recent Department of Health consultation on ‘Strengthening corporate accountability in health and social care’ if they can help to prevent a similar outrage from happening again. But while corporate accountability is important, we shouldn’t overlook the impact that these proposed changes may have on people with a learning disability who are or who want to become trustees


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