The learning disabled should live in the community, not under lock and key Three decades after the closure of long stay hospitals began, thousands of disabled people are still waiting to move into the community.
Last week we finally got the news that many of us have been hoping for: 3,000 people living in outdated and inappropriate Assessment and Treatment (A&T) units will be discharged. They will live where they belong, surrounded by their family and friends and in the community, with appropriate support.
The NHS has the power to close the 58 NHS operated A&T units, but not the 49 operated by the private sector. Continue reading... The Guardian