Autistic people and people with a learning disability are as entitled to live an ordinary life as any other citizen. The CQC expect health and social care providers to guarantee autistic people and people with a learning disability the choices, dignity, independence and good access to local communities that most people take for granted.
The CQC are the quality and safety regulator of health and social care services in England. Under section 3 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 their objective is to protect and promote the health, safety and welfare of people who use health and social care services. They encourage providers to develop services for people that comply with national policy and current best practice:
- Service model
- Building the right support
- Building the right home
- Learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges: service design and delivery NG93The CQC expect all providers, existing and future, to understand our regulatory approach. They must be aware of how we embed human rights in this and the requirements this places on them.
See their guidance Right Support, Right Care, Right Culture