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Head of department: We speak not in individual cases
"Head of department: ”We speak not in individual cases”"

"Eric Torells parents applied for rymningslarm several times but was rejected. The morning he was shot dead, he was once again on the run. "

"the manager of rehabilitation regret that the family lost Eric but do not want to comment on is turned off. "

"– We speak not about individual cases. Regardless of whether you have power or not, " says Elin Ekdahl, head of unit Habiliteringscenter Brommaplan. "

"the 20-year-old Eric Torell had Downs syndrome and was on a treårings intellectual level. He had a difficult time enjoy working at the group home and wanted to prefer to live with their parents."

"the Family struggled to keep an eye on Eric who rashly liked to explore the surrounding area. When he was a teen they felt that they needed tools to make his life safer. "

"– We applied for rymningslarm and motion two times with the occupational therapist but was rejected, " says Katarina Söderberg, Eric's mother. "

"Rehabilitation said no."

"Eric belonged to Habiliteringscenter the City which is now merged with Habiliteringscenter Brommaplan. When Aftonbladet ask the responsible head of unit Elin Ekdahl why Eric did not received the alarm and how she looks at it in retrospect the answer is that she does not speak of individual cases. It does not help even with a power of attorney from the parents. "

"Elin Ekdahl also do not want to set up a phone interview, but emailed a response:"

"I have followed the reporting about what has happened to the young man and feel with the relatives in their sorrow. I can't discuss individual cases in the media, but explains förskrivningsprocessen for alarm.”"

"Elin Ekdahl writes that there is opportunity for persons with disabilities to receive various tools, such as alarm and this is provided by a licensed occupational therapist. "

"Calls to report complaints."

"She is also clear that if the related parties have comments or complaints on the care to Habiliteringscenter Brommaplan happy to take part of them. So that you can determine whether to do an internal investigation on the possible iatrogenic harm. That, in turn, can lead to a " Lex Maria complaint. "

"I am not surprised that Eric's family was turned down when they applied for alarm," says Veronica Magnusson Hallberg, chairman of the Swedish Downföreningen. "

"Himself, she is the mother of a girl with Downs syndrome. When Kajsa, daughter called, could go, and began to be curious about the world outside the family plot, applied to the family to put up a fence. But got no. "

"– We refused, when Daisy was four years old. It was a hassle. Then we knew we could never relax in our own home. "

"the Little girl tried to escape."

"First, when Daisy was six years old felt the care that there was a need of the fence. The justification, according to Veronica Magnusson Hallberg, have been then it was no longer really normal that she disappeared off. "

"– But we were not completely as we wanted. It was only a fence on the back of the house. So if she went out on the front, so it could be dangerous. "

"It is not unusual that people with Downs can accommodate from home or just wander off. They are often impulsive and if they see something interesting, they go there, without thinking of the consequences. "

"There will also be extra complicated, because some see it as a play to hide," explains Veronica Magnusson Hallberg. "

"– Many may boendeanpassning with speciallås on doors or fences around the plot. It is also true that there are many who are rejected when you are looking for. It can be very different from municipality to municipality. "

"the Precarious life of someone with Downs"

"Veronica Magnusson Hallberg would be happy to see that the care was better to meet the accessibility needs of persons with Down syndrome. It is important to listen to families that seeking help – whether they want to have a fence or an alarm, she says. "

"– the Refusal of the tool creates a feeling of insecurity. If it so happens we run the risk of going against the institutionalization again and it will be very exclusive."

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