More than 12 years since the Winterbourne View scandal was exposed, and over 20 since Valuing People was published, around 2,000 people with a learning disability and autistic people are currently in mental health inpatient hospitals. Many do not need to be there.
Despite many promises from government to act, progress has been too slow.
The experiences of people affected have not been acted upon, and lessons from previous failures have not been learned. We want to change that.
Last year, a group of families with lived experience of their loved ones being in mental health inpatient units came together to think about what key principles, themes and actions need to be in place to ensure people with a learning disability can get the right support, in the right place, at the right time.
We’ve brought together the views, experiences and expertise of people with a learning disability, their families, and people working throughout the system, into one place. We are going to build on these ideas in the coming months and the co-production of this action plan will be the focus of the CB-NSG (Challenging Behaviour – National Strategy Group) meeting next week.
Find out more about the ideas co-produced so far, and how you can be a part of its development by visiting the links below: