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Building the Right Support

29 March 2016 - 9:22am

File 177306A national plan to develop community services and close inpatient facilities for children, young people and adults with a learning disability and/or autism who display behaviour that challenges, including those with a mental health condition.

'Building the right support: A national implementation plan to develop community services and close inpatient facilities' was published in October 2015 by NHS England, the Local Government Association and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services.  The plans it contains have been developed with significant contribution and constructive challenge from people with learning disabilities and/or autism, their families and carers, and a range of commissioners, providers, voluntary sector and representative groups.

Alongside the national implementation plan, a service model for commissioners of health and social care services was also published.

Service model vision statement

'Children, young people and adults with a learning disability and/or autism who display behaviour that challenges, including those with a mental health condition have the right to the same opportunities as anyone else to live satisfying and valued lives and, to be treated with the same dignity and respect. They should have a home within their community, be able to develop and maintain relationships and get the support they need to live a healthy, safe and fulfilling life.'

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