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Care home proposals published

The Government has announced proposals to stop abuse like that uncovered at Winterbourne View care home. Six of 11 care staff who admitted charges of abuse or neglected were jailed in October.

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Care home report to be published

A report into the Winterbourne View scandal will be published by the Department of Health (DH), just over a month after the Government promised to "deliver real change" in the provision of care for disabled people.

In October six members of staff - four support workers and two nurses - were jailed for between six months and two years for their roles in the abuse at the private hospital in Hambrook, South Gloucestershire.

Five others were given suspended prison sentences by a judge at Bristol Crown Court, who condemned the "culture of ill-treatment" and said it had "corrupted and debased".

Today, Norman Lamb, minister of state for care services, publishes his department's review of the scandal.

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