Local support for people with a learning disability

This report from the National Audit Office examines how the NHS in England and local authorities seek to improve the lives of the 129,000 people aged 18 to 64 who use local authority learning disability support services.

Key Facts

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The report also assesses the setting up of the Transforming Care programme which aims to move some of the 2,500 people with a learning disability and/or autism out of mental health hospitals; and progress of the programme

The key questions of the report are:

• How much does the government spend on supporting people with a learning disability?

• Is support improving outcomes?

• Has the Department made progress with its programme to provide community services and reduce mental health hospital beds for people with a learning disability?

The full report can be viewed here


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