Mental Health Patients: Discharge - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords am 2:53 pm ar 5 Mawrth 2024.

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Photo of Lord Markham Lord Markham The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care 2:53, 5 Mawrth 2024

There is, quite rightly, a balance to be struck. For people with learning difficulties and autism, which noble Lords have debated before, we set a 50% target for that reduction—not 100% because, as has been mentioned, it is not always appropriate as a number of people in those situations need additional support. However, as a general sense of direction I think we all agree that, where we can put support into communities, that is the right thing to do. That is what the £1 billion extra investment is about.