My Life in a Care Home – Three Days Without Food

A true reflection of care in the community in the UK and this is only one of many stories that could be told.

Philipa at Changepeople

My name is Dan. I am a person with a learning disability, I am 23. I work at CHANGE. I inspect care homes.My blog is about my experience of living in Care Homes.

I used to live in supported living but it didn’t feel like that it felt like an institution to me and here’s why:

You were told what to do and it didn’t feel homely. It felt very cold in the atmosphere in the house because the staff used to sit in my living room on their mobile phones. This made me feel angry. The staff used to watch what they wanted on the television and they would turn the two other residents who were disabled women to the the wall while they, the staff, watched the television.

One of the women who lived there, when she needed the toilet, the staff said she had to have 2…

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