NHS England has announced that patients with a learning disability, autism or both are set to benefit from over £10 million investment to help them lead more independent lives, closer to their friends and family. The funding will support fourteen local Transforming Care Partnerships to work with service users and providers to develop new, high-quality, community services for people in their area.
- In Bradford, intensive support for children showing challenging behaviour in an effort to avoid the need for residential schooling;
- In the South of England, action to help people move from long-term inpatient care into more appropriate facilities in their own communities, and;
- In Berkshire, funding for a multi-disciplinary community service to support people, helping to speed up the closure of an inpatient unit.