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Overcoming barriers to people with learning disabilities and/or autistic people leaving ‘long-stay’ hospital.

This learning disability services webinar is being led by Jon Glasby from the University of Birmingham/IMPACT.

Over ten years after the Winterbourne View scandal, there are still 2000 people with learning disabilities and/or autistic people living in hospital settings, often for many years and with no sense of when they may be able to leave. Despite lots of policy pledges to reduce this number, progress has been painfully slow.

This seminar explores findings from a recent NIHR study carried out by the University of Birmingham and the rights-based organisation Changing Our Lives, which drew on the experiences of people in hospital, families and front-line staff to identify 'ten top tips' to help more people come out of hospital and lead more ordinary lives in the community. The study also involved innovative collaboration with an art gallery and a renowned Birmingham artist in order to amplify the voices of people in hospital and raise awareness among the general public.

Jon Glasby trained as a social worker and is Professor of Health and Social Care at the University of Birmingham. He is also the Director of IMPACT, the UK centre for implementing evidence in adult social care.

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This series

This is an event in the Learning Disability Services Series based in the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce at King's College London. See all Upcoming Events at the Policy Research Unit.

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