Jan Sunman

Oxfordshire Family Support Network, 2014

The aim of this report is to contribute to the debate about how extremely vulnerable people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder and mental health needs or challenging behaviours can be better supported and safeguarded by providing information, advice and support to their families.

The report also explores a model of peer support, providing advocacy, information and support, developed by experts by experience, the families themselves.

The report also looks at the national and local context of service provision to people with learning disabilities who use mental health services.