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Tonight on Spotlight, the ongoing battles facing
young people needing mental health treatment.
One teenager's family's told she may have to be treated as far away
to be told that there is nowhere in England to look after my daughter...
That is even more of a slap in the face, I think, than being told there
is nowhere in Cornwall. Also tonight, a story of amazing
determination and generosity. The Royal Marine and his family
moving into a purpose built home thanks to a charity and builders
who gave their time free of charge. When was the insurer and skew? --
insurance you? On patrol as the police launch
a crackdown on illegal driving. And ahead of a crucial match tonight
Plymouth Raiders player John Barber Junior's here to show
off some trick shots and answer UK or USA? UK. Really? You like it
here? I like it. For many years, there've been
serious concerns about mental health care for young people
in the south west. Here on Spotlight we've brought
you the stories of several families who've described the exhaustion
and misery of driving hundreds of miles to visit their children
in treatment across the UK. They've been told there were simply
no beds available closer to home. The government has
promised more investment. Just a few weeks ago,
the Prime Minister pledged to stop young people being sent out
of their local area for treatment. Tonight we hear the story of
one teenager from St Ives who may have to be treated
in Scotland or Ireland. It is a picture of youthful
exuberance, but it does not tell the whole story. Sasha suffers from
depression. The 17-year-old is currently staying at an NHS unit in
Somerset. To visit her daughter, mother Marie must make a 300 mile
return trip from their home in St Ives. That journey could become
greater still. I have been told by CAMS that they have tried to contact
everyone in England and there is nowhere for her in England, and that
they are looking to take her out of the country, basically, to either
Ireland or Scotland. But even then, they haven't said there is a unit
there are any help there that will be any different to what is offered
where she is now. This is far from an isolated case.
Over the years, we have heard from several families whose children have
been sent for treatment hundreds of miles away, whether to Norfolk,
Buckinghamshire or Kent. Nearly two years ago, the government
acknowledged the system was totally dysfunctional and pledged more than
?1 billion to improve care. The Prime Minister has pledged to stop
the practice of sending young people out about the cool area for
treatment. Later this year, we will bring
forward a new green paper on children and young people's
mental-health transform services in education and for families. These
measures will build on the work we are already doing to put a stop to
the untold misery of hundreds of children being sent halfway across
the country to access mental-health services.
The Prime Minister has promised that by 2021, no child will be sent away
from their local area to be treated for a General mental health
condition. But that is little comfort now for Sasha and Marie. NHS
England said it was reviewing its children and adolescent mental
health services, or CAMS, to secure a more balanced distribution of beds
across the country. The spokesperson said it plans to inappropriate del
eliminate inappropriate out of area placements.
Well, in Cornwall as we heard, there's been a campaign
for a special adolescent unit, led by the Invictus Trust.
The charity was set up by the family of Ben Cowburn,
who took his own life in Cornwall's adult psychiatric unit in 2010.
Joining me now from Truro is Ben's sister, Sophia Rose.
Of course, you know how much pressure these families are under in
this situation, don't you? Yes, of course. We were fortunate in
some respects that Ben was actually based in Cornwall and very close to
our home address, and that meant that we could visit him on a daily
basis, and that we were really at his beck and call, and as we know,
with adolescents and young adults with mental health issues, some days
it is really not a good day, and some days, all they need is their
family, their brothers, sisters, parents or best friends to visit
them and for children and young adolescents being cared for so far
away from their home, so far out of county, that makes it so difficult.
We know you are trying to get a specialist adolescent unit set up
for patients in Cornwall. Despite all the official pledges we have
heard over the years and covered on Spotlight, this doesn't seem to be
happening yet. Why is that? Yes, that is our question from the
Invictus Trust as well. We set up the Invictus Trust seven years ago
after Ben took his life, and we have been campaigning for it ever since.
An NHS report in 2014 marked any counties without inpatient
adolescent mental health facilities as an urgent priority, and still,
three years down the line, Cornwall are still waiting. In that report,
Cornwall were quite literally cut off the mat. They weren't present in
the report, yet the government pledged aliens of pounds to improve
the services. So we are in the same position of campaigning and
fighting, really, for the patients who are still travelling thousands
of miles a year to visit their children.
We heard there from the Prime Minister pledging more money. Is it
a question of red tape that seems to be the difficulty?
In Cornwall at the moment, the work Invictus Trust has been doing for
seven years, we have got architectural plans drawn up and
land promised to us by places like Cornwall College, down in Poole.
There is land available there to build, but we cannot secure the
funds to make that build through the NHS Foundation Trust.
We have to leave it there. Thank you for joining us.
A Royal Marine who's in a wheelchair after service in Afghanistan,
is moving into a house that's been designed especially for him thanks
to the generosity of a charity, and construction workers
Corporal Philip Eaglesham's home would have cost more
than half a million pounds, but the plot and most of the time
and expertise have been given free of charge.
Harriet Bradshaw has been to Taunton to see how
Remember this? Just over six months on, and things
have dramatically changed. So we have got the extrawide doors,
which you can get in and out of with the power chair, which is great.
Having the space to actually go around the whole kitchen.
Corporal Phillip Eaglesham caught an illness during service in
Afghanistan that causes physical deterioration, so this specially
designed house is life changing. I have been able to make my own
coffee now for the first time in a number of years. I am able to get
that family life back, to act like a dad again. That is probably one of
the most important things, and to be able to feel like a father again,
more than anything, that is humbling in its self, but it gets a bit of
normality back to life. Knowing that we now have a home that
has been a future proofed for Philip and his sort of long-term
deterioration has really been a weight lifted off our shoulders,
because we at least now know that we have somewhere to call home,
somewhere that is suitable for him to live in and gives him as much
freedom as he can possibly have. It was all made possible through the
Royal Marines charity, and some very generous construction workers.
There was no alternative viable solution, and the charity felt
responsible to provide that solution to keep the family unit together and
to provide a safe environment for the family to live in the future.
Building experts working across the region have been giving time and
expertise for free, with extras and essentials being paid for by the
charity. And it did not take a lot of persuading for me to actually get
the contract does involve. -- the contractors. They were very
much willing partners in delivering this project.
One of the Irish and has done everything for free on his own back,
so with the days he has had off, he has come in and at work on it.
-- one of the electricians. Thank you will never be enough. They
are part of our family now, and the door is always open to them.
It has been a year in the making, but now all they need to do is a bit
more unpacking. Now a round up of some
of today's other stories. Three people have pleaded not guilty
to the murder of a man whose body was found in a playground
in St Austell. Joshua Buscombe, Daniel Altass,
and Jordan Bishop, who all lived at the Cosgarne Hall Hostel
in the town, entered pleas of not guilty
to murdering Stephen Bull when they appeared
at Exeter Crown Court. Investigators say a serious fire
at the Riverside Leisure Centre in Exeter was caused
by a sauna heater. 120 firefighters were called
to tackle the blaze on Tuesday and police declared it
a major incident. It's still not clear
when the leisure centre will reopen. Council car parking charges
in Cornwall have been frozen Councillors said they made
the decision because parking charges are essential to supporting
the local economy. Further talks will take place
in the Autumn to decide whether to raise charges
from April next year. A Devon man who's unable to work
says he's facing a constant Paul Kenshole - who was injured
in a motorbike accident - is assessed every year
and deemed fit to work. Each time it happens
he appeals and wins. But recently he was left
without benefits for five months and he's now calling for a more
humane and accurate assessment Johnny Rutherford has
been talking to him. Paul Kenshole had a motorcycle
accident in 2009. Since then, he has been unable to work, and to claim
long-term income support, he is assessed every two years. Each time,
he is deemed fit for work. When he appeals, he wins his case. But time
and stress takes its toll on someone who is suffering a lot of pain.
I have got the doctor saying you are not fit, you will never be fit. And
I have got to come to terms with that. And then you have the job
centre saying, you are fit for work. So it is confusing. If the job
centre and the Department for Work and Pensions could talk to my doctor
and health authorities, and get the facts right, it would be sorted.
Paul, a former stonemason, has no other form of income. When benefits
stopped during appeals, he has do borrow money from his friends to
survive. What they put people through is so
downgrading. And moralising. Is unbelievable. -- demoralising. It
October last year, his employment allowance stopped again, as he was
deemed fit to work. He appealed and was told payments
would restart. Two months later, even with a request from his doctor,
he still not had received any money. After winning his tribunal in
January, he has been left waiting for payment. After they were
contacted by the BBC, the DWP paid Mr Kenshole's benefits, but there
was no explanation as to why there was a delay. In a statement, Lee
said, anyone who appeals and ES a decision has an option to claim
job-seeker's allowance while they wait for a hearing.
Cars have been impounded and drivers arrested in a major operation
against illegal motoring in the south west.
Police from Devon and Cornwall and their counterparts from Dorset
are running an operation, named Allied Wolf, which aims
Our home affairs correspondent Simon Hall has been out on patrol
Using computerised registration plate monitoring linked to a series
of databases, operation Allied Wolf scoured Exeter with its Alec Rudnick
eyes. -- electronic eyes. Here, an uninsured driver.
When was the insurance due? Have you got your driving licence with you?
The result, a ?300 fine and six penalty points.
It is very serious, uninsured drivers are something like 10-12
times more likely to be involved in a serious or fatal collision. So it
is quite a serious offence. One of the most common offences we
saw was driving without insurance, with a series of cars seized.
There have been concerns that the well-publicised cut in the number of
traffic officers could having courage to some motorists to flout
the law. This operation is partly designed to reverse that impression.
What is striking about spending time with the traffic police is just
family driving offences you see. Here, no car tax. But the more
serious offences, police say, can easily prove fatal.
If you are involved in an investigation and you are the
officer that as they walk and tell someone that their loved one is not
coming home because of the reckless or thoughtless actions of someone
else, you see the consequences, and our officers have delivered that, as
do the family and friends of those involved in these incidents.
The police say operation Allied Wolf will be regularly repeated in other
areas of Devon, Cornwall and Dorset. Later in the programme: remembering
a young woman who went to war. whose name has finally be
added to this memorial. And we will be finding out what it
takes to make the best kebabs in the country.
It's time for the sport and there's a busy weekend ahead.
Natalie's here to let us know what's in store.
I certainly am. Thank you very much indeed.
Good evening. Exeter Chiefs players Jack Nowell,
Henry Slade and Mikele Campagnaro will be on opposite sides
when England take on Italy Nowell and Slade are
on the England bench, Their team mates who beat
Worcester last week are up against the Newcastle Falcons
at Sandy Park tomorrow. Newcastle are defying expectations
this season and the Chiefs are hoping not to concede too many
points as they try to build Jersey play this evening
against a Yorkshire Carnegie side that includes former Albion player
Tom Arscott, who was recently The Cornish Pirates play
on Sunday against Rotherham. And it was announced this week that
one of their stalwarts, Rob Elloway, is going to retire from professional
rugby at the end of the season. The hooker joined the Pirates in
2007 and played 229 times for them. He also played twice
for the German national side. Plymouth Argyle have a huge game
tomorrow against Luton who they lost The Pilgrims are currently eight
points ahead of their opponents. Yes, I mean, it is a big game, and
it is second against fourth, and a game you want to win and to open up
an even bigger gap between ourselves. It is a big game, because
you have to take three points, really.
It doesn't matter that is Luton or any other team. It does not bother
me. I know that if we are playing to the best of our ability, we can turn
over any team. Sixth-placed Exeter City are at home
to mid table Blackpool needing another win to keep their promotion
push on track. Yeovil are at Notts County
and Torquay play Sutton United. The Gulls will be hoping that
Sutton's FA cup exploits this week, and the sacking of pie man
and reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw, The Plymouth Raiders are one game
away from a massive final. Tonight they play in the decisive
second leg of the BBL trophy They take a 96-68 lead into this
match having won the first leg Before they headed up the M5,
6 foot 7 forward John Barber Junior John Barbour Junior, thank you very
much for coming in. A huge game you have to live. Are you looking
forward to it? Absolutely. I want to see if we can
get ourselves closer to a championship.
You seem laid-back. You think you can win key Emma Croker absolutely.
Why are you confident? The way we have been training so far
this season, the way we have been preparing for these games.
You take a pretty big advantage into the second leg. Will that be enough?
You can't look at it like that. I know we are up 18, but we want to go
into the game mentally as if it is a neutral game, 0-0.
How important is it for the Raiders to make it to a final this season?
It is very important. In the last championship here, in 2007, so I
think it will be great for us, and especially for the fans.
You have brought in your basketball. Can you show us some of your skills
while you do a quickfire round? Yes, absolutely. Tell me firstly,
who is your favourite Raiders player?
Rhys Carter. Why?
He is really good. He is dynamic, he gets to the right spot and get his
team-mates open. Who is the best Raiders player?
Probably John Barbour Junior! And who is the most modest! ?
I am! And now, some real quickfire questions. UK USA? UK. Ayew to
saying that? No, I love it here. Rhianna lobby and say? Beyonce? Why?
Just because. Weight or cardio? Weights, we don't do cardio.
Foxes or wolves. Foxes.
Why? Because foxes destroy walls any day
of the week. Twitter or Facebook?
Facebook. The or Plymouth Argyle? Liverpool, no doubt. Remember where
you are at the moment, though! Tignous author mean you?
Pettini. And finally, the most important
question of all, puppies or kittens? Puppies definitely. Well, thank you
for being frank and honest, and good luck tonight.
You got me on that one! What a good sport! Even if you are
in the south-west, you can watch that much live on the BBC sport
website from 7:30pm tonight. How tall is he? Six foot seven?
Yes. I am glad I did not have to stand next to him!
A lovely, lovely guy. Now, Kitty Trevelyan was just
seventeen years old when she left the Dartmoor village of Meavy
and went to war. She signed up as a volunteer to work
in army canteens in France during the First World War,
but became ill while she Now, on the hundredth
anniversary of her death, Kitty's name has been added
to the war memorial in her home It is 1916, and on the battlefields
of Europe, history is being written. But only recently are we discovering
the stories of people like Kate Trevelyan, who left Dartmoor at the
age of 16 to join the war effort. She joined the voluntary detachment
service, for which she was not old enough. But she went as a civilian
worker. I think she would be working in the mobile canteens, serving tea
and buns and that sort of thing. It was horrendous. They were on top of
cliffs, and massive gales of wind coming in. The tented hospitals were
blowing down on a regular basis, and I should think it was fairly
uncomfortable. She was 19. She caught measles, and then she got
pneumonia, and suddenly passed away. Sue's campaign has led to Kitted's
name being added to the war memorial in Mewavy where she grew up. The
house she lived in was just up the road, and you can imagine her
footsteps all those years ago. It is about writing a wrong, really,
honouring someone whose name should have been on that memorial many
years ago. It is wonderful, wonderful. She was
such a mighty girl, you know, and she should not be forgotten, and
well, non-them should. They deserve to be remembered.
A memorial service for kitty will be held on the green in Meavy on
Sunday. John Danks with that report
about Kitty Trevelyan. Now, it's currently the award
season and we've all heard of the Baftas and the Oscars,
but what about the Prima Doners? It's not an award for the most
excruciating acceptance speech, but for the country's
best doner kebab. And two of our own eateries
are in the running for a prize. Spotlight's very own expert
in take-away food, John Ayres, has been seeing how good
these kebabs really are. These two shops are among the
country's elite, so what is it that makes their kebabs standout?
It is all made home-made, not like other takeaways. That is why we are
so different from the other kebab shop 's.
This is our handmade kebabs, and this is the big post, our delicious,
juicy, Donna kebabs. We make a small chilli pepper, and a
green pepper on it, carrot on it, salary on it, and then, we put
proper Turkish spices on. This is made up with a 61% lamb, --
16% lamb, 16% beef, and also, spices and herbs.
The good old Donna kebabs is often maligned. Some critics say it is
best consumed through the haze of a drunken night, but it is actually
delicious, and if you look at it, it has a lot of vegetable in as well,
which many takeaway foods do not. I highly recommend it for dinner, or
after a night out! The two shops will find out on
Sunday if they are the best in their categories at the British Give Abba
Awards in London. -- British Q Babb Awards.
See, it is part of your five a day! I did not realise it was so
good for you! And now, time for the weather.
How does look, David? Not that great. I suppose on the +,
it is milder, but also breezy again, and we are likely to see some
outbreaks of rain. We have had a lovely day today. This was the
sunshine in Cornwall. Some fantastic pictures from some of our Weather
Watchers. This one came from Cornish Cowboy, on the south coast. Like how
calm the seas are in this other picture compare to what we saw
yesterday. The forecast for this weekend is unfortunately for less
good sky and generally more cloud around. A mild weekend, breezy, and
some outbreaks of rain at times, particularly tomorrow afternoon and
later in the day on Sunday. This is the setup. We have lost the
high-pressure, and that area gave us some lovely conditions, now across
France and parts of Germany. This wind also increases the strength and
increases the chance of rain, and by afternoon, we could end up quite
wet. By Sunday, at least for the start, more dry, then this of cloud
and rain will arrive to bring wet weather into evening. No letup by
Monday. A mix of sunshine, showers, and quite blustery westerly at the
same time. Some drizzle overnight tonight, but hopefully some breaks
in the cloud. In general, rather cloudy. Before that cloud has turned
out, this was earlier today on the south coast of Devon, where it has
been a beautiful day. Unfortunately, out at sea, perhaps not such good
news, as there is a humpback whale. We're not quite sure why it is so
close to the shore. It is unusual to see humpback whale is at this time
of year so close to the land. But as you can see, calm seas and the south
coast, and hopefully that whale will make its way into deeper water to
safety. Calm conditions here, a lovely end to the day, and cloud is
coming in, and with a fuse was a drizzle, temperatures may fall to
5-6, but come back up again as the cloud rolls in. That gives us a
rather grey start to the day tomorrow. Spits of light rain or
drizzle in the wind at first, but by afternoon, more widespread and
persistent rain. It will also be blustery, with winds strong to gale
force from the south-west at times. But it is mild, temperatures at
10-11. The forecast for the Isles of Scilly is windy with patchy, light
rain, and these other of high water. Have a nice weekend.
Thank you very much. And that is all from us. We will be back throughout
the weekend. Clary is here at tea-time tomorrow, and will be back
again at 6:30pm on Monday. Have a good weekend. Goodbye.
Cake-a-bake? Yeah. What is that?