House of Commons
HOMES NOT HOSPITALS
EDM #2533
Tabled 24 June 2019
2017-19 Session
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.