We are publishing the results of the Rightfullives 8 Point Plan consultation.
We would like to thank everybody who took part and told us what they think about our plan and how they think we should change it.
The people who took part have come from across the community and include people, with learning difficulties, autistic people, family members, advocates and practitioners.
In total 140 people took part and hundreds of comments have been made on the different parts of the plan.
We have had lots of different kinds of ideas and suggestions, about lots of different themes or subjects. Themes like community support, changes to the law, advocacy and making sure that government organisations are doing the things that they should be doing.
We have changed the plan so that it includes more of these ideas. We have also changed it in ways that make it easier for the government to do.
We hope that the government will respond positively to this Revised 8 Point Plan and that they will work to make it happen.
The Revised Eight Point Plan
Plain English Version
1) A plan for everyone who is in an in-patient hospital to get community support within 12 months or sooner, including making Care and Treatment Reviews better;
2) The government must make sure that organisations are protecting people's rights and that organisations are doing the things that the law tells them that they should be doing;
3) The government should set up an independent group led by people with learning disabilities, autistic people, families, lawyers and representatives of key stakeholder organisations, to monitor what organisations are doing and to make they are doing what they should be doing;
4) More money for community services, early support and for getting people home from inpatient hospitals, including money for specialist teams to help stop people being detained under the Mental Health Act.
5) Families’ and friends’ rights to support somebody in hospital must be protected, including their right to talk publicly about some things;
6) We need more information about local area and national plans for people with learning disabilities and autistic people so that we can check on what organisations are doing;
7) STOMP (Stop over medicating people) to be part of all NHS and private health care practice;
8) In the longer-term, we think that the law must be changed to strengthen the right of people with learning disabilities and autistic people to live ordinary lives in their communities;