The latest updates on our learning disability and autism work

Debbie Ivanova, Deputy Chief Inspector of adult social care
  • We’ve found our more in depth inspection model being piloted in services for people with a learning disability and autistic people really gets under the quality of care. We’ve now tested out this methodology on 10 of these visits across hospitals and social care services and are starting to roll out the approach to more services.
  • We have found problems with staffing and too much reliance on restrictive interventions​, some of which do not respect peoples human rights and as a result we’ve taken a range of enforcement action including closing some locations and restricting new admissions on others. We did also see one example of where a service had improved significantly after it was rated inadequate.
  • We’re reviewing how we regulate supported living services. We want to improve how we register, inspect and enforce in a way that is meaningful and makes sure these services meet Right support, right care, right culture. We are currently looking at what we can do to strengthen this.
  • In my last blog I also mentioned the Quality of Life Tool. People told us it would be helpful for us to publish this tool, even though it is at a stage of being ‘piloted’ and will change in the future. We are due to publish the first working version of the tool and it can be found on our website soon, along with an earlier, bigger version.

‘In particular, we have seen how the increased use of digital technology has improved collaboration with services and has helped to support people living in the community’.

‘We know that there is no one-size fits all’

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