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.