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

Bubb report – we’ve been here before

Sir Stephen Bubb’s report on the future of institutional care for people with learning disabilities doesn’t tell us much we didn’t know before – and there are doubts it will bring the change that everyone wants. Reading through the report ‘Winterbourne View – Time For Change’ I got a sense that I’d heard this somewhere before: largely because I have, several times over recent years. I thought the time for change was when the government committed to end all inappropriate placements in Assessment and Treatment Units (ATUs) two years ago in the Winterbourne View Concordat. Apparently not, as we still


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