People stuck in ‘modern day asylums’ due to a lack of community care settings

Edel Harris, Mencap chief executive

A lack of social care and housing is leading to people with a learning disability or autism unable to be discharged from ‘modern day asylums’ into community settings, charities have said. Figures released by NHS Digital showed last month at least 125 people in inpatient units who were ready to be discharged were unable to….

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