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'Poor' care for learning difficulties

4th December 2007
The Healthcare Commission has warned that widespread changes are necessary to improve the standards of inpatient services for people with learning difficulties in England.

The watchdog's audit showed major variations from region to region and said that many learning disabled people living in residential care had to put up with a very poor quality of life.

The Commission referred six services to local authorities under Protection of Vulnerable Adults protocols after worries were expressed about their treatment or the general care received.

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Article Information

Title: 'Poor' care for learning difficulties
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 4965
Date Added: 4th Dec 2007

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