Better Care in the Community, Instead of Hospitals, for People With Learning Disabilities (NHS England / LGA / ADASS / BBC News)

Summary

People with a learning disabilities and / or autism are to benefit from improved care options in the community, instead of hospitals. The number of hospital beds for people with learning disabilities and autism will be halved in England.

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‘Homes not hospitals’ for people with learning disabilities. London: NHS England, October 30th 2015.

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Houlden, A. (2015). Building the right support: a national plan to develop community services and close inpatient facilities for people with a learning disability and/or autism who display behaviour that challenges, including those with a mental health condition. London: NHS England / Local Government Association (LGA) / Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), October 30th 2015. Gateway Reference: 04303.

The “new service model” involves nine principles:

  • Principle 1: Good and meaningful everyday life.
  • Principle 2: Care and support is person-centred planned proactive and coordinated.
  • Principle 3: Choice and control over how health and care needs are met.
  • Principle 4: Family, paid support and care staff receive the help needed to support living in the community.
  • Principle 5: Choice about where to live and with whom.
  • Principle 6: Good care and support from mainstream health services.
  • Principle 7: Access to specialist health and social care support in the community.
  • Principle 8: Support to stay out of trouble.
  • Principle 9: If admitted for assessment and treatment in hospital, the services are of high-quality and don’t involve hospital stays longer than needed.

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Supporting people with a learning disability and/or autism who display behaviour that challenges, including those with a mental health condition: service model for commissioners of health and social care services. October 2015. London: NHS England / Local Government Association (LGA) / Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), October 29th 2015.

Items in the news, possibly also of interest:

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Gallagher, J. (2015). Learning disability care hospital beds reduced. London: BBC Health News, October 30th 2015.

See also:

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Gallagher, J. (2015). Specialist NHS learning disability hospital to close in review. London: BBC Health News / BBC Lancashire News, October 30th 2015.

Also of interest:

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Building on our plans for people with a learning disability – Dr Julie Higgins. London: NHS England, February 19th 2016.

April 2016 Update

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Clegg, R. (2016). Call for action over ‘hospitals seen as homes’. London: BBC Health News, April 15th 2016.

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Thompson, C. (2016). Learning Disability Census Report: England. 30 September 2015 experimental statistics. London: Community and Mental Health Team: Health and Social Care Information Centre, December 15th 2015.

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