A round-up of changes that will impact learning disability and/or autism support during the Coronavirus pandemic
Government's "unclear" coronavirus guidance puts social care in jeopardy
Government begins work to identify size of social care funding gap.
Govt 'not responsible' for addressing premature deaths among learning disabled population
NHS "highly unlikely" to meet deferred Transforming Care Targets
MPs call for CQC overhaul and Mental Health Act changes to address "horrific realities"
Today Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) condemns the “horrific reality” of conditions and treatment under which many young people with learning disabilities and autism are detained in mental health hospitals, “inflicting terrible suffering on those detained and causing anguish to their distraught families”.
New NHS taskforce and grant-funded initiative to improve inpatient experience for autistic children/teenagers
NHS chief Simon Stevens has announced that a new taskforce will be set up to improve current specialist children and young people’s inpatient mental health, autism and learning disability services in England. News of the new taskforce is not the only initiative announced this past week to improve the experience of autistic children/teenagers in inpatient settings.