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Access: Fighting seclusion with collective activism

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  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Rosemary McDonald,

    ( Sincerely hoping that linked works.)

    Thank you Rosemary, your link gave me a Word file download which Windows 10 opened in Wordpad. If your preference is for PDF you can choose that here.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4591 posts Report Reply

  • Rosemary McDonald, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    I am having one or two issues device wise at the moment. I am having to wean myself from an old laptop running on Windows Vista and Works to a newer (only four years old) laptop running on Windows 7. This was a gamer's machine, and he had no use for word processing. Me being too poor to purchase Works...have installed Libre Office. There have been problems. Mostly formatting type stuff. I am wrenched from my comfort zone.

    Your working link is much appreciated.

    Waikato, or on the road • Since Apr 2014 • 1335 posts Report Reply

  • Rosemary McDonald,

    The Herald editorial follows up today and also quotes the Ombudsman.

    ...the process had been "excruciatingly slow" and in his view unacceptable. He also stated that he was speaking not as an advocate for Ashley but as the head of an independent monitoring body charged with ensuring the conditions of detention and the treatment of detainees was humane, and met international human rights standards.

    IHC advocate Trish Grant says Ashley's treatment reflects the lack of value placed on the lives of the disabled. That view is understandable. Ashley's family is clearly desperate to have more access to him, and firmly believe his welfare will improve away from his bleak surroundings.

    Boshier accepts that places of detention contain people with very complex and competing needs. But he argues that a civilised society should treat all members, including its most vulnerable, humanely and with dignity. That appears to have been lacking in the case of Ashley Peacock.

    Waikato, or on the road • Since Apr 2014 • 1335 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    Never been an incident when he is out of that place including to the hospital, beaches, cafes etc. Just needs good caring carers and some peace and quiet. Those injuries are not self-inflicted.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3189 posts Report Reply

  • Rosemary McDonald, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    Never been an incident when he is out of that place

    Hmmm....so, the health professionals responsible for his day to day care may not, after all,be the best people to advise on his future care?

    I had an idea that might be the case.

    Waikato, or on the road • Since Apr 2014 • 1335 posts Report Reply

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