People with learning disabilities facing long waits for care reviews

In a report published today the Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee finds “just 39% of learning disability inpatients received care and treatment reviews within six months”:
“We are also concerned that support for people with a learning disability who live in the community is patchy; there are significant local variations but, on average, fewer than 6% of people with a learning disability are in employment and only 23% of people with a learning disability are registered as such with their GPs. There needs to be a greater focus on measuring outcomes and improvements to the quality of life from the £8 billion central and local government spend each year on this support.”
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