Mencap and the Challenging Behaviour Foundation sound the alarm bell over continuing shocking levels of restrictive practices being used against people with a learning disability and/or autism in inpatient units.
“Data published today by NHS Digital shows that far too many children, young people and adults remain in inpatient units where they are at risk of restrictive interventions."
Another scandal in a Cygnet service means more individuals suffering abuse in services where they should be supported and cared for.
The number of people with a learning disability and/or autism in inpatient units has increased – at least 2,100 people in July 2020 up from 2,085 last month.
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LeDeR Publishes Fourth Annual Report on Deaths of People with a Learning Disability
At least 2,085 people with a learning disability and/or autism remain in inpatient units as charities warn they are at even greater risk during coronavirus crisis – up from 2,060 last month.