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Care for people with learning disabilities

Inquiry status: oral evidence concluded, report in preparation

The Winterbourne View scandal revealed a system failing to protect the most vulnerable people in society and led to a shake-up of the care system for adults with learning disabilities. However, most of the June 2014 targets to improve care were missed. The number of people with learning disabilities increased by 37 per cent between 2007-08 (144,909) and 2011-12 (198,887).

Local authorities spent £5.2 billion on related community-based services and the NHS spent £500 million on about 3,250 people with a learning disability resident in NHS and private assessment and treatment centres such as Winterbourne View.

This inquiry will look into the placing of people with learning disabilities into private assessment and treatment centres - including progress made in transferring all people with learning disabilities in assessment and treatment centres into more appropriate and cost-effective community-based care.

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Date Business
09 February 2015
3:15 pm
Subject: Care for people with learning disabilities
Witness(es): Sir Stephen Bubb, Chief Executive, ACEVO, David Congdon, adviser to the Challenging Behaviour Foundation and former Head of Campaigns and Policy, Mencap and Vivien Cooper OBE, Chief Executive of the Challenging Behaviour Foundation
Location: Room 15, Palace of Westminster
09 February 2015
4:00 pm
Subject: Care for people with learning disabilities
Witness(es): Una O’Brien, Permanent Secretary, Department of Health, Jon Rouse, Director General, Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships, Dept of Health, Simon Stevens, Chief Executive, NHS England and Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer, NHS England
Location: Room 15, Palace of Westminster

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