Government policy can play an important role in the lives of people with learning disabilities, whether it is benefit eligibility or social care policy.
The budget and services for people with a learning disability
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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.