Disability news roundup: Winterbourne View care workers jailed for abuse
The subject has dominated headlines again this week. Today, 11 staff convicted of assaulting patients at the hospital were sentenced and on Monday, the Care Quality Commission warned a separate Bristol unit for people with learning difficulties to improve or face enforcement measures.
In the Winterbourne View case, ringleader Wayne Rogers, who admitted nine counts of ill-treating patients, has received two years in prison. Five further care workers were jailed, while five more were given suspended sentences.
Presiding judge Neil Ford QC has told the court that the private hospital had been "run with a scandalous lack of regard to patients and staff".
In another development for the home, Monday's BBC Inside Out West reported on an assault of a patient at Winterbourne View, which took place prior to the Panorama investigation.
Rebecca Cafe writes for the BBC News website today on the impact the shocking abuse at Winterbourne View has had on the nation.
Next Monday's Panorama programme will feature previously unseen undercover footage from Winterbourne View, showing evidence of poor training and false record keeping.
Reporter Alison Holt will reveal that a number of former patients have faced further assaults, or unnecessary restraints, in other care establishments. One year on from the original programme, she will ask whether the most vulnerable people in society are now better protected.
Elsewhere in the news
China passes mental health law (The Guardian, Friday 26 October)
Newlife Birth Defects Research Centre to open (BBC News, Thursday 25 October)
How social enterprise can save Remploy (The Guardian, Thursday 25 October)
Keeping the Paralympic legacy alive (BBC News, Wednesday 24 October)
Winterbourne View: Autism society wants punch probe (BBC News, Tuesday 23 October)
Doctors don't understand self-harm, a new report claims (BBC Newsbeat, Tuesday 23 October)
NHS hearing services 'being cut' (BBC News, Tuesday 23 October)
Disability hate crimes' rise by a quarter in a year (The Telegraph, Tuesday 23 October)
Disability charities welcome increase in award of unconditional benefits (The Guardian, Tuesday 23 October)
Mental health strategy tackles stigma and 'everyday pressures' (BBC News, Monday 22 October)
Disabled fearful of income loss, campaigners say (BBC News, Monday 22 October)
Bolton Remploy factory reopens as social enterprise (BBC News, Monday 22 October)
Disability Living Allowance Changes 'A Huge Worry' (Huffington Post, Monday 22 October)
Assisted suicide: 10 years of dying at Dignitas (BBC News, Sunday 21 October)
We're still unRemployed (Daily express, Sunday 21 October)
Prince Edward backs disabled mother of dead soldier who has had income support and benefits stopped (Mail On Sunday, Sunday 21 October)
London Film Festival gives top prize to Rust and Bone (The Observer, Sunday 21 October)
Experience: I can't stop stealing (The Guardian, Friday 19 October)