Learning disability and autism

Our programme is about making health and care services better so that more people with a learning disability, autism or both can live in the community, with the right support, and close to home.

Homes not hospitals

Find out about how we are building more services in the community for people to get the support they need close to where they live.

Improving health

We are working on lots of different projects which are all helping to make people’s health better.


Useful documents, webinars, contact phone numbers and all of our case studies.

STOMP - Owen's story

Sarah and Owen Thomas talk about how getting the right support and medication has helped Owen make the most of the opportunities he has been offered – including performing in his local pantomime and competing in the British and English Equestrian Vaulting Championships.

News and blogs

Improving the quality of mental health hospital treatment and support for autistic people

It is World Autism Acceptance Week and here, in the Improving Quality team in the national Learning Disability and Autism programme, we are again reflecting on the ways we can improve the quality of mental health treatment and support for autistic people in hospital. We know that the care and treatment provided to autistic people […]