Continued use of Assessment and Treatment Centres for people with learning disabilities “outrageous and caused primarily by lack of joined-up funding”

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A press release:

The continued use of Assessment and Treatment Units (A&T Units) for people with learning disabilities highlighted in today’s Learning Disability Census Report 2014 is “outrageous and caused primarily by lack of joined-up funding” according to leading charity Brandon Trust.

The Learning Disability Census 2014, released today (29th January) by the Health & Social Care Information Centre, reveals that the number of people with learning disabilities in A&T Units in 2014, average length of stay and distance from home is practically unchanged, despite the recommendations of the Winterbourne View report nearly four years ago.

The Census reveals there were:

·         3,250 inpatients in 2014 compared to 3,250 in 2013*

·         The median average length of stay was around 18 months (547 days in 2014 versus 542 in 2013)

·         The median average distance from home in 2014 was 34.4 km compared to 34.5 km in 2013, with…

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