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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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Feb 11

Unfortunately, most black people are so afraid to speak out. I remembered when I took one of the NHS trust mgt to court for racism. The black nurses were scared to lose their jobs/pins through being targeted when I called them as witnesses. They forgot that it is not all about the money but, our children's' future. Most of us are benefitting from the hard work which our ancestors and parents fought for, to ensure that we benefit from a better lifestyle.

These people were welcomed to our homes when they disguised themselves as missionaries. They stole our resources, raped the girls and wives and killed babies and children. Now, they changed it from colonisation to commonwealth, still oppressing us.…

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Dec 11, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

For all those who think that racism against our people was on the wane this story is just a reminder to you all!!!!

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Nov 25, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

This is outrageous, I think the CQC have a lot to answer for - Icilda should take them to Court, am sure they are not bigger than Justice and no one should be above the Law! they are in the wrong!

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Nov 24, 2023

Racism in the UK where DEI is constantly in the media is still unbelievably present, alive and kicking. We the Black people in this country must continue to take a stand not only to protect our interests but to send a message that we have a right to be here, to be successful in our endeavours, and that we will not tolerate being treated in this way.


It will take our best efforts to take our grievances to the highest parliamentary and legislative levels. This where we have to call out experts from our community to get out there and represent us, as mot enough of us with those expertise and skills are getting involved, some sitting on the fence,…


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Nov 23, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

A despicable hate crime by racist in Mansfield, 2023. Mindless sabotage of Icilda nursing home. The criminals should be found and exposed. I stand in support of Justice for Icilda!

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