Today the Equality and Human Rights Commission has written to the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock starting a legal challenge over the failure to protect the Human Rights of people with learning disabilities and autistic people.
As an organisation and a membership, we are pleased to see the rights of people with learning disabilities and autistic people being championed through this legal challenge.
The end to these harmful practices is long overdue. We support the work of Rightful Lives and the call the EHRC are making for a right to independant living
You can read our full statement here EHRC statement