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£62 million to help discharge people with learning disabilities or autism into the community

People with learning disabilities or autism who could be better supported in their community will have their discharges from hospital accelerated.

  • Funding will be given to local councils to accelerate discharge of patients with learning disabilities or autism (or both) from mental health hospitals into the community
  • The funding can be spent on costs associated with discharge, including establishing community teams, funding accommodation and staff training
  • A new independent oversight panel has been set up to improve care and support for inpatients with learning disabilities or autism