Standards Must Be Set For Social Work Care For Learning Disabilities

The GSCC is concerned at the poor standards of services provided for people with learning disabilities reported today in the Healthcare Commission’s audit of services.

Commenting on the audit, Mike Wardle, Chief Executive said: “The quality of services for people with learning difficulties is crucial to their well-being, whether provided by health, social services or housing. The Government has rightly decided that the social care workforce needs to be regulated to improve the standards of care provided to vulnerable groups like those with learning disabilities. This kind of evidence shows just how crucial this is.

“Good quality services can transform the lives of people with learning disabilities. Until there is clarity for everyone working in social care about what standards are expected of them, we cannot guarantee the quality of care that should be expected of modern services.”