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Six Lives: The Provision of Public Services to People with Learning Disabilities

Volume 516: debated on Thursday 14 October 2010

I am pleased to announce that I have today published the Department of Health’s progress report in response to the recommendations of the parliamentary and health service ombudsman and local government ombudsman in their March 2009 report “Six lives: the provision of public services to people with learning disabilities”.

The report provides an assessment of progress made in health and social care services to fulfil the recommendations of “Six Lives” and improve health care and treatment for people with learning disabilities. This follows a series of reports that highlighted failures in adequately meeting the needs of this group of people. The report has been placed in the Library and copies are available to hon. Members in the Vote Office. The report is also available at:

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_120251