Community Services Urged For People With Learning Disabilities Community Services Urged For People With Learning Disabilities 28.11.2014 A charter of rights should be created to protect patients with learning difficulties, according to a report. The document led by Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, is titled Winterbourne View – Time for Change, named after the private hospital at the centre of a serious abuse scandal in 2011. Sir Stephen said "immediate action" is necessary to reduce the number of people with learning difficulties who are being placed in institutional care instead of the community. Recommendations within the report include the creation of a social investment fund to increase the capacity of community-based services, as well as a requirement for local decision-makers to follow a responsibility framework. "We urge immediate action, to close all Winterbourne-style institutions and ramp up community provision," said Sir Stephen. "We need a new charter of rights to empower people with learning disabilities and their families, and give them the right to challenge the system." Tags Personal Injury Medical Negligence Jonathan Peacock Bristol Related articles 20.09.2017Mental Health Trust Pays Damages To Family Of Vulnerable Man Who Died In High Rise Fire 20.09.2017Landmark Legal Ruling Will Allow Doctors to Withdraw Treatment To Those Suffering Debilitating Diseases if Families Agree 20.09.2017Inquest Finds Alzheimer Suffer Died Due To Ingesting Chlorine Tablets 19.09.2017Two Women Instruct Lawyers After Being Abused By Dr Philip Schuppler 19.09.2017Specialist Public Health Lawyers Instructed After Dry Ice Cocktail Drank at The Alchemist ‘Leaves Man With Severe Stomach Burns'