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Half of learning disability services did not meet national standards

25 June 2012
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Read the results of our review of learning disability services that looked at 150 NHS, private care and social care services.

Our review of learning disability services found that almost half were not meeting national standards.

Download the inspection reports

Download all the reports published from this review in full and easy to read formats.

Learning disability reports

Key findings

Many failings are a direct result of care that is not centred on the individual or tailored to their needs.

Our findings show that some assessment and treatment services are admitting people for long spells of time, and discharge arrangements are taking too long to arrange.

Commissioners now need to review the care plans for people receiving this type of care so that they can move on to community-based services.

  • Almost 50 per cent of hospitals and care homes that were inspected did not meet national standards.
  • Staff needed to be given appropriate training in restraint techniques.
  • Safeguarding concerns were identified in 27 care services.
Last updated:
29 May 2017