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Legal threat on failure to move people with learning disabilities into the community

Equality and Human Rights Commission complains of missed NHS targets on moving patients with learning disabilities and autism to community-based settings
Picture shows a woman hunched over her knees, looking sad. A human group complains of missed NHS targets on moving patients with learning disabilities and autism to community-based settings.

Equality and Human Rights Commission complains of missed NHS targets on moving patients with learning disabilities and autism to community-based settings

A human rights body is threatening the government with legal action over what it calls a repeated failure to provide appropriate accommodation to people with learning disabilities and autism.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has taken the first step towards mounting a legal challenge against health and social care secretary Matt Hancock over the ‘inappropriate inpatient care’ of more than 2,000 people in England.

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