May 31, 2012

New report: People with Learning Disabilities in England 2011

The Improving Health and Lives Public Health Observatory annual report on People with Learning Disabilities in England 2011 has been published. The report provides "Information on characteristics of people with learning disabilities, the services and supports they use and their carers that is collected by several government departments and made publically available through a number of diverse channels.

The stated aim of the report is "to provide a concise summary of this information and to provide links to key data collections. summarises information collected by several government departments about people with learning disabilities. It includes estimates of how many people with learning disabilities there are in England and information about the health of people with learning disabilities, the education of children with learning disabilities and health and social care services used by people with learning disabilities."

The 130 page report, which estimates that "in England in 2011 1,191,000 people have learning disabilities", covers a wide range of topics including:

  • The Number of People with Learning Disabilities in England
  • Mortality
  • Health Services
  • Education
  • Adult Social Care
  • Employment
  • Abuse of Vulnerable Adults
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Benefits
  • Carers

Click here for the full report