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Good practice project

What is good practice when supporting people with learning disabilities?

This is the question that was raised following the publication of the Government’s interim report into the events at Winterbourne View.

The question was put to the National Valuing Families Forum and the National Forum for People with Learning Disabilities who in November 2012 were asked by the then Minister for State for Community and Social Care, Norman Lamb, to gather evidence of good practice.

Their report, published in 2013, gave people who commission, design and deliver services a better understanding of how to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities.

More than 80 examples were received, and 6 services were selected because they demonstrated important indicators of good practice. They are described in detail in the report.