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Call You and Yours: Care and housing for people with learning disabilities

Consumer phone-in. How easy is it to get good quality care and housing for people with learning disabilities, autism or challenging behaviour?

Call You & Yours: How easy it is to get good quality care and accommodation for people with learning disabilities, autism or challenging behaviour?

It's four years since the BBC's Panorama programme highlighted serious physical and psychological abuse of patients at the Winterbourne View private hospital near Bristol. Six months ago, an official report recommended that assessment and treatment centres be closed, but it's claimed that since then little action has been taken to provide alternative community care.

What is your experience of finding care and housing for relatives with learning disabilities, autism or challenging behaviour? Was the right kind of care available? How well did it meet the needs of your relative? Was it near enough to home? Was there any choice?

If you work with people with learning disabilities, what are the challenges of providing quality care that's tailored for individuals? What is the best alternative to the in-patient care provided by assessment and treatment centres?

Email youandyours@bbc.co.uk and please leave a contact number so we can call you back.

Producer: Jonathan Hallewell
Presenter: Winifred Robinson.

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