4 Jul 2014

107 days of action - Connor Sparrowhawk remembered

Earlier this year I added my name to a letter in The Guardian about the preventable death of Connor Sparrowhawk - see here - well today is the end of #107days of action, exactly a year to the day he died, whilst in the ‘care’ of Southern Health.

Connor was placed in a small, highly staffed, specialist assessment and treatment unit for people with learning disabilities. He had an epileptic seizure and, unobserved by staff, drowned in the bath. The #JusticeforLB #107days campaigns are about getting justice for Connor and changing the status of people with learning disabilities and their families within services and society. You can read more about the extraordinary campaign that has touched many people here: http://107daysofaction.wordpress.com/

Today the campaign is after comments on their site or changing your social media photo to Connor for the day....thoughts are with the family.....exclusion and segregation are dangerous - it is time to build more welcoming communities.

1 comment:

Philip Booth said...

Video re Connor: https://vimeo.com/98661000