Learning Disability Today
Supporting professionals working in learning disability and autism services

Change in the air?

Recent figures show that 60% of people with learning disabilities who are inpatients in hospital settings have been there for more than a year, despite promises of reform after the Winterbourne View. So, has anything really changed for the better? When Care Services Minister Norman Lamb announced in December 2012 that nobody with learning disabilities would be inappropriately housed in institutional-type settings for long periods by June 2014, along with a raft of measures to achieve this aim, there was genuine optimism in the sector that much-needed change was coming. But, 12 months on, it appears that little has changed


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