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MPs need to listen more to people with learning disabilities

A man with learning disabilities addressed a Parliamentary group recently to talk about the importance of personalised community support – but MPs need to listen more regularly to such voices. Clive Pressinger, who is in his 50s and spent much of his 20s and 30s in long-stay institutional settings, spoke out at an All Party-Parliamentary Group For Autism (APPGA) meeting at Westminster on June 18. The meeting of the APPGA was held in the relation to the Winterbourne View report from last December, which resulted in the government mandating that people be moved from institutional care to more personalised settings,


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