A Little Piece of Paper But So Much More

Heartbreaking having to remove this little piece of paper from above my brother’s bedroom. Just a scrap of paper to all but us.
Whenever I did manage to get him home he would check his room & the Exit sign he made, a little piece of paper that has hung above his bedroom door for almost 30 yrs.





Response to Spurious Letter from Sam Cattermole

The below, partly redacted, is my response letter to Samantha Cattermole’s addressing each point of her spurious letter to me, regarding points I had raised about the recurring neglect of my brother during a meeting in 2016.

Response to Ms Cattermole letter of 15-12-2016 part redacted


Further Information

Gronemeier, mentioned in the letter, was the social worker who ignored clear indications of neglect at the meeting in 2016 and created the incomplete and inaccurate FACE Care and Support Plan V7 document, part of which can be seen in the below link.

Care and Support Plan and The Negligence of The Social Worker

After leaving Herefordshire Council, Gronemeier had her colleague at Gloucestershire County Council, Dawn Porter (Head of Services for Integrated Adult Social Care) send a letter to me attempting to threaten and intimidate me. That letter can be seen in the link below.

Vexatious and Threatening Letter from Gloucestershire County Council

Other people included in the letter were, Stevens, an advocate for Onside advocacy, who took little issue with photos shown to all present at the meeting, and I later found sought dietary advice from a none-medically trained colleague at his other place of work whose main research at the time, I understand was in was in pet food. He ceased being my brother’s advocate after it was claimed my ‘barrage’ of emails had upset him.

Sibanda, Mendez and Griffith were individuals who took no issue with medication misuse, broke promises regarding care plans and made false claims about my brother’s activities. All left The Priory Group shortly after the meeting I attended.
In just a three years period approximately ten managers and multiple staff changes took place, yet the CQC rated the placement as adequate regardless of their own concern.
However this is of little surprise after discovering the CQC employ Priory Group managers as inspectors and during a later meeting with Priory Group & Herefordhsire Council staff, a Priory Group manager declared to be in regular contact with the inspector.
Watts (Priory Group Director of Risk & Safety ) I recall, had closed down communications by the time of the meeting, but he continued to issue letters making demands, creating false stories about my brother, property and about audio/video footage captured; defending staff and taking no issue with the footage later discovered after it was undeleted from a device.
One of those letters by David Watts and my blog entry can be viewed in the below link.

Letter Regarding The Confiscated Phone


The Herefordshire Council Solicitor KC – 2016

In 2016, I contacted Herefordshire Council’s solicitor, Kate Coughtrie, by phone, after receiving a letter from the local authority threatening legal action against me, in which it claimed I was breaching my mother and brother’s human rights.
The letter was one of others that followed, containing vexatious threats, defamatory comments and punitive restrictions over the next few years, continuing their psychological abuse.

During the call, I asked KC if the letter was the official response from Herefordshire Council, including the accusation that I was breaching my mother and brother’s human rights.
KC confirmed it was the official response and that I should seek my own legal advice, as can be heard in the short audio recording of our phone conversation, below which is also available at this link detailing more, along with a transcript of the call: The council solicitor letter regarding human rights


At the time of the call, I didn’t know that KC would later, in 2020, make a dishonest written statement to a colleague about our phone conversation.

Below is a letter I received regarding a subject access request that I submitted and a particular piece of missing data, which contains KC’s false statement.
In the letter of August 2020, you can read KC was dishonest with her colleague about the phone conversation she and I had, in which she clearly stated the letter was the official response.

Coughtrie 20200825 Response_Redacted


I also include, below, my letter to KC regarding our phone conversation.

Ms Coughtrie statutory and mandatory rights and false claims_Redacted


With such concealment of facts by KC, there’s no place for doubt in my mind that there was never any intention to uphold my families rights but perniciously destroy my family through deceit & lies, and for the mere convenience of LA staff, advocacy and provider.

And five years on from this time, as Herefordshire Councils threats, lies and torment continue, I have still not had the chance to address their threats or lies in court, nor a trial, let alone a fair one for their later accusations, lies and threats made against me.
All while my mother and I continued to be denied visits home and contact until the day she died, regardless of a court order for contact.