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Care home residents deprived of liberty in record numbers

Campaigners fear mistreatment as number of requests received by councils to deny freedom jumps to 195,840 in 2015-16 Record numbers of care home residents are being deprived of their liberty by being put in straps, locked in or given behaviour-controlling drugs, fuelling fears that some are being mistreated. Campaigners have voiced concern that some residents, including dementia patients, are being wrongly denied their freedom and treated as “second-class citizens” – for example, by being locked in their rooms.
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