AN OXFORD MP has vowed that he will stop a care provider profiting from the sale of the home where Connor Sparrowhawk died.

The 18-year-old drowned in a bath after suffering an epileptic fit at Slade House in Headington.

The residential home which cared for people with learning disabilities and epilipsy was run by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and was closed in November 2013 four months after Connor’s death.

His family, especially mum Sara Ryan, have heavily criticised the centre. And last year an independent report ruled Connor’s death could have been prevented.

The trust is now considering what to do with Slade House and Oxford East MP Andrew Smith has vowed he will stop it making a profit from any sale.

Mr Smith said: “I have been looking into Slade House, the building where Connor died.

“If it was as a result of that the site closed down, under the existing laws it seems like Southern Health will get the profits of that site if the building is sold.

“This organisation should not be able to profit from the circumstances of their failure. I am still researching it but am going to make a big fight of it.

“People with disabilities have got to be treated wholly with the same rights as everyone else has and the lack of care Connor received from Slade House was utterly unacceptable.

Two months after Connor’s death, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspected Slade House and its subsequent report, published in November, failed the service on all 10 standards it was inspected against and issued six warning notices requiring the trust to improve it. Oxfordshire County Council, refused to put anyone in its care and ther home closed.

A spokesperson for Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are carefully considering options for the future of the Slade House site and no decision has been made.”

Connor’s family are campaigning for a private members’ bill to make it harder for authorities to put people with learning disabilities in accommodation they don’t want to be in.

The family launched a 15-minute film The Tale of the Laughing Boy – a collation of home video footage and interviews aiming to show Connor as “fully human and a family member” – on July 4, as part of the campaign.

Mr Smith added: “It was a remarkably moving film about a great young man who was let down terribly by the system.”

“There is still quite a way to go and that is why the bill is so important. It is a different approach that is really called for.”

An inquest into the 18-year-old patient’s death is due to be held in October.