The LGA is a delivery partner for Building the Right Support. Children, young people and adults with a learning disability and/or autistic people have the right to the same opportunities as anyone else and should be treated with dignity and respect. They should have a home within their community and get the support they need to live healthy, safe and ordinary lives, that include relationships, education, training, employment, access to good screening and healthcare.
National Safe and Wellbeing Review Programme: December 2021
The National Safe and Wellbeing Review Programme was identified as part of the NHSE response to the Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) that will be undertaken to check the safety and wellbeing of all people with a learning disability and autistic people (children, young people, and adults) who were in any mental health hospital, learning disability or autism inpatient setting and including people on Section 17 leave funded by clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) or provider collaboratives, NHSEi specialist commissioning on 31 October 2021. The reviews are expected to be completed by 31 January 2022.
Community Discharge Grant 2021/22
In July 2020, the Government announced the £62 million Community Discharge Grant in England to help accelerate the discharge of patients with learning disabilities and/or autistic people from mental health hospitals into the community.
Care, (Education) and Treatment Reviews: October 2021 policy update
Care, (Education) and Treatment Reviews C(E)TRs were originally designed for people with a learning disability and autistic people (children, young people, and adults) who might need to go into a specialist mental health or learning disability hospital or are already in a specialist hospital. Increasingly the NHS is conducting C(E)TRs for people with mental health issues including children.
Changes to LeDer - Learning from Life and Death Reviews of people with a learning disability and autistic people
From 1 June 2021 the LeDer process is changing.