How is it that vulnerable people can suffer abuse from people paid to look after them? Lee Humber argues that part of the answer lies in the ruthless profiteering infecting the care industry.
It’s four years since the physical and verbal abuse of people with learning disabilities living at the Winterbourne View home in Gloucestershire was exposed. An undercover documentary made by the BBC revealed sickening abuse secretly filmed by a journalist posing as a care worker. Staff at the home were subsequently jailed.