New homes for learning disabilities13th August 2007
Care services minister Ivan Lewis has announced details of a £175m plan that will mean people with learning disabilities will no longer face the prospect of being institutionalised.
Mr Lewis opened a bidding process for Local Authorities and Primary Care Trusts to make the transition from providing campus accommodation to more appropriate independent arrangements for people with learning disabilities. Currently, there are about 1,600 people who have a learning disability living in NHS campuses. The charity MENCAP welcomed move which will see the closure of NHS campuses.
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Title: New homes for learning disabilities
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 3728
Date Added: 13th Aug 2007