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Ending long-term segregation – can the hope become a reality?

For people with a learning disability or autism reducing long-term segregation has made slow progress, but a positive intervention programme could change that

For people with a learning disability or autism reducing long-term segregation has made slow progress, but a positive intervention programme could change that

  • Care Quality Commission says physical restraint is part of the culture in some places
  • Health watchdog wants those who are segregated to have regular independent reviews
  • A project called HOPE(S) aims to help overcome barriers keeping people in segregation

Reducing long-term segregation for patients with a learning disability or people with autism has been highlighted as a priority by the NHS in recent

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