The treatment of autistic people and people with learning disabilities Contents



1 Ensuring autistic people and people with learning disabilities live independent, free & fulfilled lives


The importance of community support

Overview of community support and provisions

Reducing the number of individuals in inpatient facilities

Discharging individuals from inpatient facilities

The Government’s recent work

The “Trieste Model” of Care

The Trieste Model: community support

2 Reforming inpatient facilities


Restrictive practices in inpatient settings

Data on the use of restrictive practices in inpatient settings

Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act 2018 (‘Seni’s Law’)

Other issues with inpatient settings

Sensory and wellbeing challenges

Distance from home

Workforce, support and training

Early diagnosis

3 Wellbeing and accountability


Intellectual Disability Physician

Independent investigations

An appendix: Correspondence with NHS England & Improvement and the Care Quality Commission: data on autistic people and people with learning disabilities in inpatient facilities

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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