The Department of Health should issue new guidance to local
authorities and primary care trusts on implementing person-centred
planning for people with learning difficulties, a report
The report, by Lancaster University researchers, raises concerns
that those with mental health, emotional or behavioural problems or
autism are less likely to receive plans.
The report urges the DH to develop a “strategic plan” for
supporting the development of PCP, including plans for financial
It also recommends that the Commission for Social Care Inspection
considers the development of one “simple” performance indicator to
monitor access to PCP.
- Report from www.learningdisabilities.org.uk