People with learning disabilities in England still dumped in hospital wards. Shame!

hscicThe Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) report 'Learning Disabilities Census Report: England, 30 September 2013' provides information on hospital in-patients with learning disabilities in England. 

Responses from 104 provider organisations were received on behalf of 3,250 service users who met the inclusion criteria for the 2013 Learning Disability Census. 

'Most service users (76.3 per cent or 2,481) were inpatients in wards predominantly providing services for people with learning disabilities. A further one in five (20.1 per cent, or 653) were inpatients in mental health wards.' 

This report presents initial findings from the 2013 Learning Disability Census. Data was collected via the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) on behalf of the Department of Health, the Care Quality Commission, Public Health England and NHS England. 

The principal aim of the Census is to deliver action 17 in 'Transforming Care: A national response to Winterbourne View Hospital . 

The Learning Disability Census provides an individual record-level snapshot of inpatients with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder and/or behaviour that challenges, and the services they receive, for service users who were inpatients in NHS and independent services at midnight on 30 September 2013.   

Full report here.   

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