Katie's Diary

'No progress’ on community improvements for people with learning disabilities, says head of NHS review

24th July 2015

Community services for people with learning disabilities have made no ‘tangible progress’ since an NHS review called for improvements last year.

This is according to Sir Stephen Bubb who headed the 2014 review, published by NHS England’s Transforming Care and Commissioning Steering Group.

Mr Bubb, chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, said the pace of change had been ‘unacceptably’ slow over the past year.

He blamed this on a lack of communication between NHS England and the charities and community organisations delivering services in the field.

The review called for a charter of rights for people with learning disabilities and autism, and recommended that commissioners should invest in community services to support those rights.

'No progress’ on community improvements for people with learning disabilities, says head of NHS review

 I decide what matters to me. ubu help and teach me to make my future happen 

You currently have JavaScript disabled. This site requires JavaScript to be enabled. Some functions of the site may not be usable or the site may not look correct until you enable JavaScript. You can enable JavaScript by following this tutorial. Once JavaScript is enabled, this message will be removed.