The government may be failing many people with learning disabilities, by sending them to hospitals too far from home for too long, according to the “Winterbourne View: Time for Change” report, commissioned by NHS England.
Kotecha, S. (2014). Winterbourne View report: Learning disability care ‘failing’. London: BBC News / BBC Health News, November 26th 2014.
This relates to:
Winterbourne View: Time for Change. Transforming the commissioning of services for people with learning disabilities and / or autism. A report by the Transforming Care and Commissioning Steering Group, chaired by Sir Stephen Bubb. 2014. London: ACEVO Transforming Care and Commissioning Steering Group, November 26th 2014.
Progress Slower Than Planned…
As of May 2016, 3,500 vulnerable people with learning disabilities were still resident at inpatient units.
Winterbourne View: Families demand action five years on from Panorama. London: BBC Health News / BBC Bristol News, May 31st 2016.