Scheme to help learning disabled people move out of hospitals ‘floundering’, warn NHS leaders

15 March 2019 – Community Care

Learning disability and autism care deaths ‘a national scandal’
17 March 2019 – Sky News

The Transforming Care programme was introduced in 2012 following the Winterbourne View scandal and promised to shift more care for people with learning disabilities into community settings and close significant numbers of assessment and treatment units (ATUs) and other inpatient provision.

However, two thirds (66%) of mental health trusts whose services fall within the remit of the programme told the NHS Providers survey they were concerned about its effectiveness.

Source (Community Care)

Source (Sky News)

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