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Disturbing Saga of Icilda's Dream & the Battle Against Racial Bias & discrimination in Social Care

Unmasking Injustice *TRIGGER WARNING*

In July 2022, Icilda, a resilient 70-year-old nurse, fulfilled her lifelong dream of owning a care home, only to find herself trapped in a nightmarish ordeal just a year later.

But this is not just any story; it's a disheartening narrative woven with the threads of racial injustice, where the insidious actions of disgruntled white staff shattered the dreams of a highly esteemed Black Nurse.

As if that weren't enough, the situation took a harrowing turn as trespassers defaced Icilda's care home with racist graffiti, perpetuating harmful stereotypes that have no place in our society.

The walls echoed with messages like 'Blacks Out' and 'Go Home,' serving as a stark reminder that Black care homeowners in the UK are not only battling bureaucratic red tape but are also the targets of vicious attacks and unjust obligations often disguised as regulatory processes that harm.

Behind the scenes, a sinister systemic bias is at play, creating a stark contrast in how white-owned care home owners are treated compared to the uphill battles faced by those owned by Black individuals.

And if that weren't horrifying enough, the trespassers didn't stop at graffiti. They brazenly broke into the home, making a recording of their despicable act, and callously published it on Facebook. This appalling display sends shivers down our spines, reminiscent of a racist lynching exercise from a bygone era.

The distressing saga started with the Local Authority and Care Quality Commission (CQC) banning Icilda from her own care home. The reasons behind this shocking decision were as vague as they were unfair, rooted in complaints by former white staff who appeared resentful of Icilda's success as a Black owner.

What followed was an Orwellian focus by the CQC on minor documentation issues, ignoring the absence of reported safety concerns and the satisfaction of the residents and their family members. The aftermath was catastrophic. Once-content residents were forcibly evicted and relocated to 14 different white-owned care homes, where since their eviction, some have faced actual incidents and injuries, all while Icilda's business was torn apart.

This isn't just an isolated incident; it's a pattern of racial bias and discrimination where white staff, motivated by prejudice, have actively worked to sabotage Icilda's financial interests. Deceitful lies were fed to the CQC, resulting in an internal takedown marked by aggressive actions from the Local Authority stripping away income streams meant to support a Black owner dedicated to providing care.

In the face of such adversity, Icilda finds herself engulfed in profound sadness and loss. She didn't deserve this, and it's time for us to stand in solidarity.

Let's collectively amplify and share her story far and wide, bringing awareness to the challenges faced by Black care homeowners.

Join the movement against racial injustice in care homes - share Icilda's story, and let's spark the change our communities desperately need.

If you or someone you know has been affected by the shocking revelations in Icilda's story, we want you to know that support is available. Reach out to Equality 4 Black Nurses at 0208 050 2598 for assistance, guidance, and a compassionate ear.

Your well-being matters, and together, we can stand against injustice and pave the way for a brighter, more inclusive future. Don't hesitate to make the call – help is just a phone call away

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