sallybee wrote:So surely the most proactive way forward isn't to shout, suggest people who don't agree with you are stupid etc., is to work with SANE to enable greater service user involvement in the future?
My view is that the way forward is to increase service user involvement not to argue with each other, or the administrators.
No one is shouting. People have made highly valid points that have been ignored. How can we work with someone who has shown an unwillingness to enter into a reasonable and intelligent dialogue over an issue?
There has to be a basis,even a minute one,on which to proceed. Being given an authoritarian fait accompli goes nowhere near to achieving a rational and intelligent dialogue where service users voices are given consideration.
In a situation where administrators are acting irresponsibly, and against the good and wishes of those they proclaim to be there to support, then it is only right that people speak out.
Or do you really believe that one should stay silent when wrong is being done? Surely that is a catalyst for more wrong?