Learning disabilities care ‘shocking’

Support worker and patient at Winterbourne View

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Revelations of abuse at Winterbourne View led to a review of care for people with learning disabilities

Treatment of some people with learning disabilities in hospitals and care homes is “intolerable”, a review of the sector in England has found.

Sir Stephen Bubb had recommended moving people to community care and a charter of rights, after the abuse scandal at Winterbourne View care home in 2011.

In his final report, he criticised lack of progress and said a commissioner should be appointed to drive reform.

The government is understood to be looking at all the recommendations.

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