Progress report on transforming care for people with learning disabilities
The Department of Health, Local Government Association, the Association of Directors of Social Services, Health Education England and the Care Quality Commission have published a joint report giving an update on how they are continuing to work together to make sure people with learning disabilities and/or autism with mental illness, and those with challenging behaviours get the best care possible in settings that are most appropriate to them.
This update follows Sir Stephen Bubb’s independent review into the future care of people with learning disabilities, which was published in November 2014 and followed the serious failings in care identified in Winterbourne View in 2011.
This review made a series of recommendations for the NHS, local government, regulators and the government that included a robust NHS commissioning framework to support people with learning disabilities and autism move out of hospitals and into the community.
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