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Making mental health services more accessible for learning disabled or autistic people

 

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Making mental health services more accessible for learning disabled or autistic people

People with learning disabilities or autism deserve equal access to mental health services and good treatment, but they currently receive variable treatment across England.

The law requires that mental health services make reasonable adjustments to services and facilities, so that people with autism or learning disabilities can use them and do not face discrimination. This briefing summarises a study, commissioned by the Mental Health Network and funded by the Department of Health, that highlights some of the innovations made in local mental health services in England.