Turning Point responds to statistics showing that over 2,500 people with learning disabilities and/or autism are forced to live in hospital settings

News item posted: 19 June 2017

A report out today (4th July) from the National Housing Federation (NHF) shows that over 2,500 people with a learning disability and/or autism are currently being forced to live in hospital settings because of a lack of supported housing.

Fiona Ritchie, Managing Director for Learning Disability Services at Turning Point said: ‘Hospital is not a suitable place for people with learning disabilities to be living, let alone for five, or even ten years, as the NHF report shows.

‘Progress in this area is too slow – people with learning disabilities should be living and being supported in their communities so that they can live as independently as possible.’

For more information, visit the National Housing Federation website.