With the right support everyone can live a good life – VODG response to Care Quality Commission review

The Care Quality Commission has published interim findings from their review of the use of restrictive interventions in places that provide care for people with mental health problems, a learning disability and/or autism.

Commenting on the report VODG chief executive Dr Rhidian Hughes said:

“With the right support everyone can live a good life. Yet the harrowing stories in CQC’s review demonstrate that for some people with a learning disability, autism or mental health needs segregated, institutional care, has become a harsh reality. Good quality community provision offers an alternative. We urge policy makers and commissioners to work with people to enable them to live the life they choose, whether that is at home with family or supported by a social care provider. The recommendations in the CQC restraint review will need to be implemented as a matter of urgency.”