CSP responds to learning disabilities announcement

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has welcomed 'long overdue' plans to move more services for people with learning disabilities out of hospital and into the community.


Catherine Pope: 'Physiotherapists deliver key services that enable people with learning disabilities to live independently.'

Catherine Pope, chair of council for the CSP, said:

“These plans would ensure people with learning disabilities are treated closer to home and in a way that is based around their individual needs.

“It is long overdue, and there remain some questions to be answered regarding both detail and funding, but we welcome the clear shift towards this patient-centred approach.

"Physiotherapists deliver many key services that enable people with learning disabilities to live independently in their community and these plans should support that important work."

Read more about the plans on the NHS England website.

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1. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is the UK’s professional, educational and trade union body. We have more than 54,000 members, including chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and support workers.

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