Learning disabilities

The Government is committed to improving the life chances of people with learning disabilities and the support provided to their families. Government policy is that people with learning disabilities should lead their lives like any other person, with the same opportunities and responsibilities, and be treated with the same dignity and respect. This means inclusion, particularly for those who are most often excluded, empowering those who receive services to make decisions and shape their own lives.

Two men with learning disabilities

Winterbourne View interim report – questions and answers

What is this report about? This report sets out actions which will be taken at a national level to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities or autism and … Read more → – Winterbourne View interim report – questions and answers

Department of Health publishes interim Winterbourne report setting out actions to improve care and support of vulnerable people with learning disabilities

The Department of Health has published an interim report as part of a review of events at Winterbourne View private hospital and a wider investigation into how the health and … Read more → – Department of Health publishes interim Winterbourne report setting out actions to improve care and support of vulnerable people with learning disabilities

Estimating the prevalence of autism spectrum conditions in adults

Adults with a more severe learning disability also have a greater likelihood of having autism according to a report published on 31st January 2012 by the NHS Information Centre. The report … Read more → – Estimating the prevalence of autism spectrum conditions in adults

Webchat on personalisation

Personalisation

What are the priorities for a truly personalised approach to care? Talk to David Behan in a live webchat on Thursday at 2pm. Register to receive a reminder before the … Read more → – Webchat on personalisation

Update on CQC learning disability review

A BBC Panorama programme on 31 May 2011 featured systemic abuse of patients within Winterbourne View, an independent hospital run by Castlebeck Care (Teesdale) Ltd. This letter provides an update … Read more → – Update on CQC learning disability review

Provision of support to the National Forum of People with Learning Difficulties – EOI (PQQ)

The Coalition Government is committed to improving outcomes for people with learning disabilities and the vision of inclusion and equality set out in Valuing People Now published by the previous … Read more → – Provision of support to the National Forum of People with Learning Difficulties – EOI (PQQ)