This report presents further findings from the 2015 Learning Disability Census for key measures at Local Office level. The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) collected data on behalf of the Department of Health, the Care Quality Commission, Public Health England and NHS England.
The 2015 Learning Disability Census was the third such collection recording key information about the location and level of inpatient care for patients with learning disabilities and/or Autism spectrum disorder (including Asperger’s); previous collections took place on 30 September 2013 and 2014. Information on the Learning Disability Census can be found on the link below.
The principal aim of the Learning Disability Census is to deliver action 17 in ‘Transforming Care: A national response to Winterbourne View Hospital - “an audit of current services for people with challenging behaviour to take a snapshot of provision, numbers of out of area placements and lengths of stay”.
The Learning Disability Census provides an individual record-level snapshot of inpatients with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder and/or behaviour that challenges, and the services they receive, for patients who were inpatients in NHS and independent services at midnight on 30 September 2015.