Charles Henley The Delusion of Inclusion
Before referring to the connection between the central items mentioned on yesterday’s posting I must point out that the process of change of policies takes time – years in fact.
As an instance, current policy shambles are hardly testimony to the success of ‘Valuing People’ (2001), which, despite the attempted resuscitation, ‘Valuing People Now’ (2009), appears to have done little in fifteen years to avert or remedy the effects of the Winterbourne View scandal – or halt the continuing spiral of decline in service support.
Time then to return to the remarkable progressive advancement in day service modernisation between the publication of National Development Group Pamphlet 5 (1977) and the totally misleading and denigrating publication of the King’s Fund Centre’s, ‘An ordinary working life’ (1984) – a mere 7 years. This exposes and confirms the fragility and danger of the foundation upon which current extreme normalization/inclusion dogmas have been built – not just nationally, but internationally!
The King’s Fund Centre working group had clearly not fully read or absorbed the extensive work carried out at the Hester Adrian Research Centre – or carried out detailed research of its own. Although the King’s Fund Centre’s advisory panel were aware of the potential risks of re-institution being a high possibility they still encouraged the decimation of services vital to the wellbeing of the most severely and profoundly disadvantaged victims of today’s policies.
More tomorrow; who supported the KFC in the early and later 1980s?