Thomas Rawnsley, ATU, Kingdom House, Lifeways, Billions profit from ‘Social Care’


Thomas in ATU on medication .

The horrific abuse of Thomas in his ‘independent’ living from December 2012 to Spring 2013 left him deeply traumatised.

His mum Paula said,

To see such a change in your child is heart breaking and I just felt so helpless. He became violent and angry and mistrustful of more people due to fear out of what may happen to him.

“We have had to take him to hospital on numerous occasions because he has tried to selF harm by doing things such as hitting his head on the wall, which we think is linked to the abuse’.

So, what was health and social care’s solution?

The only one it appears to have if someone is ‘difficult’ to manage.

Medicate, in a hospital treatment unit.

So a Kirklees mental health doctor ‘assessed’ Thomas and recommended, he be ‘treated’ in Lynfield Mount Hospital in Bradford.

His Mum was vehemently opposed.

His abuse in Norcott House had been acted on Thomas was now safe and it was still his home.

Paula said,

The hospital will not be able to manage him. I’m scared they will just control him with medication. I feel Thomas is being moved from pillar to post by the very people who are supposed to be helping him. He has been let down.”

Despite her pleas in October 2013 Thomas was put in a van and transported to the Highfield Unit, of Lynfield Mount Hospital under a MHA section.

Where he remained 10 long months in a tortured heavily drug induced hell.

What further psychological and physical harm must this ‘treatment’ have caused  Thomas.

Paula wrote,

He can’t eat, he can’t talk – he just dribbles. He’s been turned into a junkie; he’s addicted to his anti-psychotic drugs because he’s kept on the maximum dose to make it easier for them to cope.

 It breaks my heart. He sits naked in a corridor just wrapped in a quilt. He has no modesty or dignity in there.

He is my beautiful, beautiful little boy. When I ask the unit why he’s left naked like that they tell me it’s what he wants. I ask them lots of questions, I don’t get real answers. I think they see me as a trouble-maker but I’m not, I’m Thomas’s mum.’


Thomas was 19, alone, deeply traumatised, 4ft 10 inches, Downs and Autistic.

And this was his at least £8,000 + per week NHS treatment.

It was even proposed, Thomas be sent to St Andrews Hospital, Northampton 125 miles away.

Despite a placement being found in Bradford and his Mum’s Petition to NHS Bradford and LA see here

In July 2014, Thomas was yet again put in a van and driven 50 miles.

As he was now 19  and this was a move to ‘community living’ ‘a home of his own’, this was under a MCA deprivation of liberty order to  Kingdom House, in Sheffield.

Owned by Lifeways Community Care Ltd,  it had just been built  and made ‘operational’ in July, just in time for Thomas..

Who was its first, and only resident, joined eventually by one other, despite its 8 person capacity.

Kingdom House, was described as,

‘, physical and mental reablement  and respite facility, designed for adults with learning disabilities, those on the autistic spectrum and sensory impairments, mental health issues and complex needs’..

And could provide,

high complex care service for people with learning disabilities, complex health needs, autism and physical disabilities.”

But, does not mentioned what this service consisted of.

And, no one enquired  how, Kingdom House proposed to cope with, let alone help, a highly traumatised Thomas, now  miles away from his family with different strangers.

Yet, this placement was commissioned by the local health and social care trust without even an inspection from the CQC for at least £4,000 a week.

And a Court of Protection Judge, the LA, and Thomas’ Official Solicitor paid and chosen to represent him, all decided Kingdom House was in his ‘best interests’.

Why and How could they all have decided this ?

What did Kingdom House have that the two proposed placements in Bradford  did  not ?

A designated number of CIB checked care workers,  ‘trained’ and approved,  after one day’s induction on restraint, health and safety, and medicine administration.

Thomas’’ risk assessment’,  and care plan, photos of workers on walls, a secure safe environment, drugs and a management system.

Internet packages, CQC Compliant off peg models can be used to set up such deemed ‘specialist’ care.

But only the big, approved players, like Lifeways, will be commissioned.

Lifeways, had already been tipped for success back in 2011.

Venture Capital advisors had reported,

private equity could potentially play an important role in achieving the government’s objective of migrating services out of NHS hospitals and into safe, more convenient and more economical community based settings’.

Lifeways had already  acquired  Support Options, Independent Living Alliance, SLC Group and Oaklands Community Care and  more recently Care UK.

Lifeways has since been acquired by Cambian, part of Omers Private Equity Portfolio, who had also acquired Homeleigh Care, who owned Norcott House, where Thomas was so badly abused.

In October 2016 Cambian was bought by US Universal Health Services whose ex chief executive was Simon Stevens now head of NHS England.

Venture capital cares only about balance sheets, acquisitions, and sell offs,  not Thomas.

It makes profit from  asset stripping our social care and our most vulnerable.

Their private profit, made from our public funds.

Making profits for investors, mainly pension funds and banks,

Cambian’s Chief Executive Officer, earns  £450,000 per annum.

Company directors also share in acquisition payments.

August Equity paid £46 million for Lifeways in 2007, and then sold it, to Omers Private Equity  for £210 million

Read promotion of investment in Health and Social Care by brokers.

The Care Quality Commission did not even inspect Kingdom House  until November 2014 after it received  “concerns about the service“.

I assume from Paula Rawnsley who had complained to them that she suspected her son was being abused and was unhappy .

Yet despite these concerns and no other prior inspection the CQC decided on an announced, routine inspection.

Which stated;

People using the service did not voice or express to us any concerns or worries with regards to their safety at the service.

What is meant by ‘safety’?

And how could service users, be expected to ‘express concerns’, when heavily medicated, with communication difficulties and at the 24/7 mercy of those, they were raising concerns about?

Prior to the inspection, we spoke with one relative who had concerns that incidents and allegations were not followed up appropriately by the service. We did not find evidence to support this to be the case’.

How could this be ascertained, from an announced inspection’s paper work, and a handful of on message, management teamed itinerant care workers desperate to keep their jobs ?

If you read the CQC report, it appears, Lifeway’s expensive ‘ high complex care services’ to ‘reable’ Thomas,

Consisted of a few shift workers, who medicated, allowed a resident to help them cook, arranged themed evenings in the house, and, took them to the shops’.

How could anyone, think this, adequate for Thomas’ now, very severe needs?

Or warrant £4,000 + per week.

Here is a video of Thomas mother Paula talking to Learning Disabled England in a meeting in 2014 months before Thomas died.

She says how Thomas sobs to come home every night on the phone from Kingdom House.

He never did.

The meeting was called by LDE to hear the disabled’s voices instead Paula was gagged by the LA/COP and Thomas died shortly afterwards.



Thomas before his abuse in Norcott House and ATU ‘treatment’.



Thomas Rawnsley 2012-13 bullied and assaulted in ‘independent’ living


There are few stories as evil and depraved as that of Thomas Rawnsley’s final years.

Or, that gives such insight into the cruelty and greed, with which we now treat our most vulnerable.

The plan for Thomas was simple.

He, was destined to disappear into a life of secret ‘care’.

To become a reliable income for venture capital profit.

Managers, professionals, charities, lawyers, courts, and experts fed into this plan/ care pathway.

6 million,Itinerant, insecure, minimum wage carers were  readily available to replace his mother and siblings, houses built on cheap land his home.

Developers and builders,  made huge profits from building his home on cheap land.

 the state PR was honed and  laudable.

All like Thomas had a right to their’ independence’,  a home of their own in their  community with  hospitals catered  to their  needs.

At just 17 Thomas tasted his independence, as with the help of  two guards  and leg braces, he was driven to his  brand new house in the back of a van.

Under a deprivation of liberty order from the Court of Protection, now replaced by a Liberty Safeguard one from LA/NHS courts not needed.

Thomas was 4ft 10 inches, autistic,  Downs , frightened, and alone.


All his life he had lived happily with his Mum, Dad and sisters.

As a teenager with autism and Downs Syndrome he had had some behavioural issues.

He had been observed by social workers to have pulled curtains down and was medicated with risperidol

Thomas should have been at school but this was no longer funded.

He had recently been prescribed fluoxetine, which  made  him  fly into hypnotic  rages.

Reducing Thomas to tears  as he realised what he’d done.

But continued.

Paula, his Mum , gave up her job, to care for him.

But the plan was set in stone.

Norcott Lodge was built, empty and waiting,

Homeleigh Care Ltd needed their £6,500+per week from NHS/LA

Thomas’ Mum, Dad and sisters were replaced by a sea of  itinerant shift workers.

A large 54 year old, experienced  worker, Terence Thompson, appeared to be spending a lot of time with Thomas, despite not being one of his main carers.

Thomas had never attacked anyone, and was on  Risperidol

Over the first six months of Thomas’ ‘independence’,  he was homesick, and  zombified.

His Mum, raised concerns with managers, when  Thomas  appeared  frightened, and had unexplained  injuries, but was ignored.

Eventually Paula was telephoned by Homeleigh’s head office.

Two staff  had been suspended, as workers had reported their abuse of Thomas, after a particularly horrendous  two hour shift.

Thomas had been locked in his room, kicked, pinned down, and his fingers bent back,

Terrence Thompson had threatened,

’ Let’s see how many fingers I can break this time’,

He had not succeeded, as Thomas was double jointed.

It appeared, this may have been going on, for at least two months.

Thompson  received a suspended jail sentence, and 200 hours community service

Thompson was considered an excellent carer, who had been passionate about his work after transferring to care from a factory job

Recorder Mark Gargan said society had to have respect for those who care for disadvantaged young adults.

“It is particularly so in the case of a young adult whose behaviour is testing due to behavioural difficulties and who can become violent and require restraint but that restraint must be provided within the law.”

What did Thompson’s bullying, threats and assault have to do with restraint?

Others paid to protect Thomas, were similarly discriminatory.

Dr Wendy Uttley of Bradford’s Down Syndrome Training and Support Group said, as might be expected, in view of her role,

‘More training is needed in the care of people with Downs Syndrome, there’s a stigma around them but they are the same as any other human being and with that they deserve the same respect.’

Omitting to comment on, the fact, that Thomas treatment was on going, it had been an unjustified attack, by a very experienced care worker, and that Thomas had been promised independence, and was not even given safety.

The Bradford District Support Group commented,

‘Autistic people can desensitise themselves which makes any abuse against them even more horrific. They could be kicked and just think it’s just routine’

Suggesting the autistic, were somehow less sentient, despite evidence, they are in fact more sensitive, and, would think such treatment normal, and that was the main concern.

The psychological effect, of such horrendous, prolonged bullying, physical  assaults, and Thomas’ constant fear, whilst trapped in a small bungalow, would be bad enough for a normal person, but for a young autistic with Downs, it must have been unimaginable, and was to prove  devastating on Thomas.

And, at just 18, isolated, and, at the mercy of our ‘care’ machine, Thomas’s torture had only just begun, two years later, he would be dead.

Petition · David Cameron MP: Change the laws on vulnerable adults/adults with learning disabilities ·

All those, who have read my blog, know that parents of the learning disabled/ autistic, have no rights, nor do their children, against the huge state cabal of health, and social care.

Even if, their child, signs a lasting power of attorney to them, to look after their welfare, this will be overridden by the Court of Protection, illegally, on the grounds that their child is ‘incapable’ of   ever being able, to make a  decision per se.

This removal, of all legal capacity by the state. must warrant, as the worse form of disability discrimination, and, the most severe, draconian interference with the human rights of parents, and, the deemed mentally disabled .

As, the learning disabled have no rights, their capacity, and legal competency is removed, and, they are prevented from making any decisions for life.

A life without choice, is no life.

They are disappeared, from the community, removed from their family, and placed in private profit, venture capital ‘care’/cages, for which our government pay  £3,500 minimum per week, of our money, made available to the disabled and their families, under the Chronically Sick and Disabled Act 1970, to private, increasingly venture capital, monopoly owners.

In the  lie of supported ,or, ‘independent living’.

Once 18, they are children of the state.

A state, that has been seen, to abuse them in secret.

3 a day at the very least, are now dying needlessly.

Only 1% of their deaths are even investigated.

And, when they are, only after an expensive family fight, all are said to die of ‘natural causes’.

But, how can that be ?

They are only learning disabled, a term, that is being applied to more and more, by use of an unfair, discriminatory, adeptive test

And, not physically ill.

I am unsure, what law the petition, is asking to be changed.

We do not need the law to be changed, we just need it, to be enforced legally by the courts, social services, and the Official Solicitor appointed to act for the disabled.

By any Lasting Powers of Attorney, not being overridden by the Court of Protection illegally, on the basis, that a learning disabled person, who signed one, in favour of their parents to take care of them, was at the time incapable, when the MCA assumes capability until proven otherwise, and this cannot be retrospective.

And to allow these parents Guardianship of their own children for life, if they wish, without state interference.

This will then give parents the rights, they need against the state, so there, is no need to change the law, except in so far, as parents should automatically, be given rights over their own children to make decisions jointly with them about their future care..





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Former manager of Eli Lilly, Blows Whistle

Congress-Compromises-ChildrenOne of the main treatments for autism/learning disabled behavioural problems is fluoxetine/Prozac.

Here is a  interview, exposing the lengths  a manager went to, to promote this drug, and, others.

Side effect: death – A former pharmaceutical manager unpacks – pharmaceutical industry invents diseases to existing products

Dr. John Virapen, is former manager of Eli Lilly, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.

He has written a book entitled:

Side effect death: corruption in the pharmaceutical industry“.

The book is a best seller and has been translated into 18 languages.

The journalist and filmmaker Anne Blumenthal interviewed  Dr. John Virapen about his time in the pharmaceutical industry.

You worked for many years in senior positions in the pharmaceutical industry, and then wrote a book about its criminal activities. Why the change of heart?

The insight came when my son at the age of six months should be vaccinated. My wife had been with him at the hospital.

My wife refused vaccination, then the attending physician has thrown them out of the hospital and meant that they treat only vaccinated children.

I then researched, and found out, that this doctor was sitting together with pharmaceutical representatives and politicians, in a committee that advocated mandatory vaccinations.

Then I began to think, and my whole career was always more into itself. I had to ask myself .

What I’ve done. I was part of this whole criminal system which is now called Medicine, is one and only one thing, business, which has nothing to do with humanity, and the Hippocratic Oath.

And this kind of business is like a disease, that has infected from the US, all other countries in the world.

They abuse women, children and poor people as guinea pigs, for one and only one purpose: profit.

Many thousands of people die every day from the side effects of drugs.

Give us examples of the criminal activities of the pharmaceutical industry.

The profit of the pharmaceutical industry is built on lies.

If dangerous side effects are found with drugs, then they are covered up.

Using the example of Prozac, which is marketed in Germany under the name Fluctin®,

I can show the criminal procedure:

First, there is an active ingredient that is in the case of Prozac, fluoxetine.

In the study of fluoxetine, it was found that the people tested partially lost weight. That was a very interesting effect.

However, to obtain an authorization for a weight reducing agent, is very difficult and costly, so we aspired to, Prozac’s first permit, as an antidepressant, and later extend the authorization.

Fluoxetine,  affects the serotonin balance in the brain and should lead to a balanced mental state.

While the drug is submitted for approval, the PR machine begins to run: It creates need.

For Prozac® in favour of children, there were ads appearing in educational magazines, that promised that Eli Lilly, is researching a drug that allows children with ADHD to have a regular daily routine, and realize their full potential.

Previously, already had been marketed over the years, with the concept of  the disease ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder), to be known in schools and kindergartens, and to  have become as common as a cold.

Restless children, were made into patients, and potential customers.

As a result, a need was created, which set the licensing authority under pressure;  and more and more patients and doctors asked about this medication.

To gain admission for fluoxetine, however, appeared hopeless, since leading psychiatrist in Sweden, where I showed the data of the clinical trials, all of them showed the thumbs down.

I got a lot of pressure. My company wanted a Blockbuster, and, now the whole thing had failed  from the start.

The clinical trials, which we had submitted for approval, were assessed on behalf of the Administration by an independent expert.

This expert, I invited to a dinner party, I researched his hobbies and preferences.

I made him an offer, and he struck. The approval was thus set in stone.

I had bought an independent expert, my company received its approval, and, Prozac became the first pharmaceutical blockbuster, that is, it is implemented at least one billion US dollars so annually worldwide.

In the package inserts of Prozac, is as a side effect:

“Aggressive behaviour, abnormal thinking, suicidal ideation and suicide.”

Psychiatrist David Healy, who had  patients prescribed Prozac, before one of them in a gruesome massacre killed his wife and himself, was critical, and he began to investigate.

He came to the conclusion, that world a quarter million people who were on Prozac tried to commit suicide, 25,000 of them successfully. And this drug is still sold millions of copies.

Another example: the beginning of 2009, I gave a speech in Belgium.

The Belgian health minister was present. I photographed secretly the documents that he had it, because I cannot speak French.

I figured after that: These were documents relating to price negotiations with Glaxo Smith Wellcome (now GlaxoSmithKline) with respect to Tamiflu.

A few months later, the swine flu was announced, against which one had the vaccine approved in the bag.

So: the pharmaceutical industry invents diseases to existing products, similar expires in HIV / AIDS, but that you have indeed shown themselves forcefully in your movie “I will not go quietly.”.

How could you work for 35 years for those companies, without that their guilty conscience has excited? 

To be honest, I enjoyed the privilege of staying in five-star hotels, eat at the best restaurants, the good wine and women. As a colour I had not much choice and had at all times be as good as my white counterparts.

Do you feel guilty? What do you do against your guilty conscience? 

Believe me: I have many sleepless nights. Then came because this reputation that I received: “Fang to tell your story.” And when I started, I myself rehabilitated  piece by piece.

Why are not more people? 

It’s still so that doctors are quasi gods, which is blindly trusted. The whole system is structured such that we believe the experts unconditionally.

What can be done? 

We must begin to question and stop taking drugs the doctors, we do not need. There is not a single chemical drug that is sold by the pharmaceutical industry, whose benefits exceed its damage.

And what do you do when you are sick? 

What does it mean actually to be sick? When told you, you are HIV positive and will eventually get AIDS, you are then ill?

Treated us, with things and substances that Mother Nature would.

Whoever is our Creator, he has created something, that is so complex that the human mind will never be able to see through these secrets perfectly.










Corporate abuse of disabled people needn’t sound the death knell for your career

Here is a blog post about a whistle blower, who blew the whistle on Wirral Borough Council.

It appeared, disabled supported living tenants in its care, were being financially abused, and bullied.

It cost the whistle blower his job, and, took 9 years to expose.

And was only possible, because of local media, and, an audit commission, would they be available today?

The only state policy, for those now in mental long stay hospitals, is, to move them to local supported living, and ‘specialist’ hospitals. Owned by private for profit venture capitalists.

And, the only Adult Social Services support, for all autistic, learning disabled, and physically disabled at 18, is for such support termed ‘independent living’,  despite 24 hour surveillance, and all decisions being made by the support provider.

Local Authorities, via Health and Social Care Trusts, both commission, and police, these ‘supported living’ arrangements, and, the ownership of the provision is being bought up by USA and Canadian  venture capital.

So, there is little, if any, oversight, or protection, of such provision, some has not even been tick boxed by the CQC.

And, the service users, and, their families have no rights, not even a voice, and, all is in  secret.

Wirral In It Together

7th July 2015

Some years ago, Wirral Borough Council’s reputation lay in complete tatters, after a number of Social Services’ senior officers had been found financially abusing disabled supported living tenants in their care – at three locations in Moreton, Wirral.

This abuse went on for NINE long years, even though a social worker told them very early on what they were doing was illegal and morally wrong.

But the officers dishing out the abuse ignored his warnings, isolated him, bullied him, mobbed him and drove him out of his job.

That employee was social worker Martin Morton.  Eventually he decided he was not going to “stay bullied”.  He blew the whistle to the local press, brought in the Audit Commission, and fought for wide ranging external investigations into bullying, power abuse, and serious failures in high level governance.

Many years later he was finally vindicated – completely – and offered his job back.  Very wisely, he refused…

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