Lord Adebowale speaks at House of Lords debate on premature deaths of people with learning disabilities

News item posted: 13 June 2014

Yesterday Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive of Turning Point, spoke at the House of Lords as part of a debate on health inequalities found by the Confidential Inquiry into Premature Deaths of People with Learning Disabilities (CIPOLD).

The debate was brought forward by Baroness Hollins, nearly one year since the Government responded to the CIPLOD report.

Lord Adebowale stated that;

"At the heart of this Inquiry is the fundamental issue of meeting and responding to people's needs."

"The Inquiry's recommendations need to be addressed as a matter of urgency, alongside improving culture and responding better to people's individual needs."

"People with learning disabilities must receive the same standards of care as everyone else and receive the same level of determination from the Government to lead the improvements that are needed."