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HOMES NOT HOSPITALS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2533: tabled on 24 June 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 21 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the inadequacy of in-patient settings for autistic people and people with learning disability; condemns the appalling abuse that was uncovered at Whorlton Hall Hospital by BBC Panorama; notes with concern that this took place eight years after a similar scandal at Winterbourne View; further notes the failure of the Government's Transforming Care programme which has left 2,245 people with learning disability and autistic people still living in in-patient units and has seen the number of children in in-patient units double since 2015; supports the calls of autistic people, people with learning disabilities, parents, carers and voluntary sector organisations for homes not hospitals; and calls on the Government urgently to invest in fully regulated, high quality community provision to replace in-patient settings for autistic people and people with learning disability and publish a detailed plan for the completion of Transforming Care.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.