02 / 07 / 2014
Health and wellbeing boards can play a significant role in leading local response to Winterbourne View – making a real difference by helping reshape local services to improve health outcomes for children and adults with learning disabilities and/or autism who have mental health conditions or behaviour that challenges.
The abuse scandal at Winterbourne View brought into focus the need to permanently transform care and support for people in this vulnerable group. Local partners need to be working together with a sense of urgency to find solutions that are right for each individual. Local leaders – working through their health and wellbeing boards – can play a crucial role as champions for progress.