CQC finds half of learning disability services did not meet essential standards

Self-reported stigma was positively associated with psychological distress

Last year, the BBC  screened its secret filming at the Winterbourne view home in Bristol which showed shocking scenes of abuse. The subsequent inquiry led to arrests and convictions, but there were concerns that this was not an isolated incident. The care services minister stated his determination to strengthen safeguards and the Care Standards Commission [read the full story…]

CQC report claims people with learning disabilities often not at the centre of their own care

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Following the allegations of abuse uncovered by the BBC panorama programme, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has been involved in a targeted programme of 150 unannounced inspections of hospitals and care homes that care for people with learning disabilities. The programme is designed to identify whether people with learning disabilities are getting safe and appropriate [read the full story…]