assessment and treatment units
Assessment and treatment units are designed to be short-term secure placements for people with learning disabilities to receive treatment before moving back into the community. However, they are controversial and people can live in them for years.
Report urges government to act after three people with learning disabilities died at a private hospital
CQC closes Staffordshire inpatient unit after finding unsafe living conditions and patient abuse
Autistic and learning disabled people restrained once every 12 minutes, research finds
Urgent action needed to prevent children with learning disabilities being institutionalised at an early age, report says
Independent thinking – questioning the purpose of Care & Treatment Reviews
Building the right support – dealing with complexity
Charities renew pressure to move people with learning disabilities out of inpatient units
Charities Mencap, the Challenging Behaviour Foundation and the National Autistic Society have produced new campaign guidance for groups and individuals wanting to apply pressure on NHS England and local areas to deliver change for thousands of people with a learning disability, autism and/or challenging behaviour currently stuck in inpatient units.