New book: 'No Going Back - Forgotten Voices from Prudhoe Hospital'

This important book has just been published by the Centre for Welfare Reform. It is written by Kellie Woodley and Tim Keilty of Skills for People.

It tells the stories of some of the people who lived and worked at Prudhoe Hospital in Northumberland - one of the many institutions where people with learning difficulties were incarcerated in the twentieth century.

At the heart of the book are the vivid testimonies of those who look back and say 'there must be no going back'.

Simon Duffy says 'This book is an excellent response to the moral imperative 'not to forget'. Vivid human testimony is balanced wtih clear-headed analysis and the authors have been able to demonstrate the evil of institutionalisation without resort to preaching or blaming.'

John O'Brien says 'Kellie and Tim give voice to institutional survivors in the context of a clear and compassionate account of the characteristics of a physical and social environment that made it easy for bad things to happen and hard for good things to happen.'

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