Our vision for learning disabilities stated:
The needs of people with learning disabilities will be recognised, understood and met across public services. They will experience the same choice and quality of care as the general population.
All healthcare services, working closely with social care, the independent sector and the wider community, will be dedicated to promoting maximum independence and quality of life for people with learning disabilities. Primary and secondary health services will understand the health vulnerabilities and risks of people with learning disabilities, offer effective health promotion advice, check their health regularly and offer care and treatment sensitively and effectively.
Specialist services will be offered in the community, as close to home as possible. They will be able to intervene in an emergency or crisis to help stabilise situations and offer increased support while it is needed.