Family and carers :homes not hospitals

Please find attached links to NHS England’s announcement:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/2015/10/30/homes-not-hospitals/

 

and to a copy of the report:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/ld-nat-imp-plan-oct15.pdf

The NHS will close up to half its hospital beds for people with learning disabilities or autism, under plans drawn up.

Around 2,600 people with learning disabilities remain in hospital. That number will be cut by between 30% and 50% by April 2019, and community support options expanded, under a national plan to modernise care published today by NHS England, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services and the Local Government Association (LGA).

England’s only remaining specialist learning disability hospital, Calderstones, will also be closed as part of the changes.