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.
Families launch legal fight to end MHA detentions of people with learning disabilities and autism
Ongoing avoidable deaths "appalling, wrong, prejudicial"
Advocacy funding announced as use of segregation, restraint and seclusion highlighted again
NHS England’s commissioning changes 'risk conflict of interest'
"I strive for excellence within myself, not to meet others' expectations"
“I may have a disability but I am still human": United Response highlight prejudices
Does charity end in homes?
Wristband monitors physiological changes that may precede aggression
Mental capacity bill amendment reaches final stages - and concerns remain
Cross-sector concerns have repeatedly been raised about the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill since proposals were introduced last summer. The Bill, which campaigners fear will dilute existing human rights safeguards and give undue power and responsibility to organisations supporting older and disabled people.