Frustration over MPs’ failure to hear disabled people’s voices on ATU scandal – Disability News Service

Disabled activists have welcomed a new parliamentary report that calls for an end to most admissions to long-term health institutions for autistic people and people with learning difficulties, but they have criticised its lack of direct evidence from disabled people.

The cross-party Commons health and social care committee this week released its report on how autistic people and people with learning difficulties are being treated in long-term mental health institutions.

It said there were still more than 2,000 such people in secure mental health inpatient settings in England, where they are “unable to live fulfilled lives and are too often subject to treatment that is an affront to a civilised society”.

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