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NICE guidance on services for people with learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges

NICE are consulting on guidance which aims to help improve services for people with learning disabilities who have challenging behaviour.

The recommendations include: Urging local authorities and NHS organisations to provide specialist community care for people which could ultimately avoid admissions to psychiatric wards or residential homes

Ensuring that people are admitted into services as a last resort when all other options have been considered. If a person is admitted, they should be as close to their home as possible

Asking commissioners to appoint a specialist lead to make sure the right support is available for people and their families
Having a ‘named worker’ from the community learning disability team to be responsible for coordinating someone’s care

Deadline: Monday 20 November