A national scandal? MPs call for ban on admission to long-term institutional care for autistic people and individuals with learning disabilities – About Manchester

A wide-ranging Report on the treatment and care of autistic people and those with learning disabilities has found that a lack of adequate community provision has led to many experiencing unnecessary admissions to and intolerable treatment in inpatient facilities.

MPs describe the situation as a scandal, given it is happening ten years since the notorious case of Winterbourne View.

Assessment and Treatment Units, where the average length of stay is six years, should be replaced by person-centred services which would only admit people for short periods of time and be located close to their homes, says the Committee.

Read more at: https://aboutmanchester.co.uk/a-national-scandal-mps-call-for-ban-on-admission-to-long-term-institutional-care-for-autistic-people-and-individuals-with-learning-disabilities/

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