Hi I just thought I would post about going to sit in the public gallery yesterday for the trial of the owners of one of the care homes that my mum was a resident in. I went yesterday - the trial was at the end of its third week and will continue next week. I am not sure how much I can or can't say, but I guess I can't discuss here what I saw in court until the case is over. However, I am sure that I can say that they (the owners - a husband and wife - and one of the carers) are charged with neglect, force feeding of residents, and also the fact that one of their staff immersed a 99 year old lady in a bath of scalding water. All of these facts have been on the local TV news, so I assume I can repeat them here. I went along with various other relatives, who were very welcoming to me, and filled me in on all the details of the case so far. There was also a police officer there supporting the families. I will say more about this at the end of the trial, if people are interested in hearing about it. I thought it is relevant to our job as carers really, even though it is two years now since my mum died, and she was only in that particular home for three months, I had made a complaint while she was in there. I may well go back on Monday and watch some more cross examination. It did stir up a lot of memories for me but, in a way, I wanted to show "the system" that there are people out there who are concerned to see that justice is done.