We made reference in the last report that ChAD members and the people they represent were concerned about the signage on a particular residential home in Doncaster which reads ‘Residential Care for People with Autism, Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviour and they would discuss in detail further at the October meeting.
. Everyone felt this was extremely derogatory terminology which presented a negative image to the local community, therefore action should be taken.
Since then ChAD have sent two letters to the care providers of the home in question (as they didn’t receive a reply for over a month which was non comital) e mailed MP Rosie Winterton (who wishes to be updated on the situation) and addressed this at the LD Partnership board meeting.
The Partnership board were in agreement that the situation regarding the signage really wasn’t acceptable and they would look at the contractual requirements They have since sent a letter to the home in support of ChADs concerns.