Learning disabled being recruited to check on services

Learning disabled people are being asked to help conduct the first audit of disability services in England.

The Healthcare Commission wants the disabled and their carers to act as peer reviewers in the audit.

This month a commission report exposed the abuse of people with learning disabilities at Sutton and Merton Primary Care Trust.

It was the second such damning report of learning disability services in just over six months.

In the audit, up to 200 services will be inspected and data will be collected from more than 600 services throughout England.

The commission says the audit will be “the most comprehensive and probing exercise [of learning disability services] ever undertaken in England.”

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