The NHS Long Term Plan made a commitment to making sure that people with a learning disability and/or people who are autistic are safe and are getting high quality inpatient care.
In May 2019, Minister of State for Care, Caroline Dinenage said: “Where it is essential that someone is supported at distance from home, we will make sure that those arrangements are adequately supervised. We cannot have people out of sight and out of mind. That is why we are introducing stronger oversight arrangements”.
To support this work guidance has been produced through working with people with a learning disability and/or people who are autistic who are currently, or have previously been inpatients, families with lived experience, providers, and the organisations who plan and pay for care – sometimes called commissioners.