LDE: State of Mental Health: Plain English Summary

Today the Care Quality Commission (CQC) released a report about the state of mental health services from 2014 to 2017.

The report found that although some mental health services have improved, there are still problems.

More than 3500 patients are kept locked-in which means they are not able to leave. Some people are sent far away from home.

One psychiatrist described this as a ‘Victorian approach’.

LDE’s Co-Founder, Gary Bourlet, has often talked about the fact that we need services fit for the 21st Century. It looks like we are not there yet.

The report has a chapter on mental health care for people with learning disabilities or autism. LDE have pulled out the main findings

You can access the full report:

http://www.learningdisabilityengland.org.uk/news/state-of-mental-health-plain-english-summary/

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