Thursday, 17 December 2015

Families doubt plans to close NHS long-stay units will improve care

Families doubt plans to close NHS long-stay units will improve care People with learning disabilities need to be able to challenge inpatient admissions and discrimination, say campaigners.

It is a year since Claire Dyer’s family successfully campaigned for her release from a medium secure hospital unit in Brighton, a 500 mile, 10-hour round trip from her Swansea home. After a 96,000-signature petition, the local health board reversed its decision and the autistic 21-year-old was granted bespoke, home-based support.

Commissioners need to meet people and their families and the result will be better understanding of people's needs. Continue reading... The Guardian

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