Figures reveal learning disability abuse

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Figures reveal learning disability abuse

Shocking new figures reveal the true level of abuse suffered by people living with learning disabilities in the capital.

More than 300 are living in short stay hospitals, the highest number in the country, where they're more likely to face physical assault or even fall victim to self-harm.

 It's part of data released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre.

One mother from Islington told London Live about her fight to get her autistic son out of a unit.

We reached out to St Andrew's Healthcare, who cared for Leo's son this is what they had to say:

"We provide care for some very vulnerable people. Care plans are designed to meet their mental physical and spiritual needs and are created by the patient and healthcare professionals. Families are closely involved wherever possible."

We also spoke to Dan Scorer from the learning disability charity Mencap.








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