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Launch of The Driving Up Quality Code

Today sees the official launch of The Driving Up Quality Code by care minister Norman Lamb.

The Code states:

"Everyone was shocked about the abuse of people with learning disabilities at Winterbourne View. The government and many other organisations that support people with learning disabilities are taking action to make sure that this never happens again."

The Driving Up Quality Code is a code for providers and commissioners. 

Signing up is a commitment to driving up quality in services for people with learning disabilities.

Alicia Wood, Chief Executive of H&SA says:

"I have spent the best part of a year working on a code for providers of learning disability services to sign up to as part of the government’s programme to transform support in the wake of Winterbourne View. The Driving Up Quality Code, which is formally launched by care minister Norman Lamb on Wednesday, commits providers to addressing fundamental cultural issues in their organisations and being honest and transparent about how well they are supporting people."

Read her full article in Community Care here: 

http://www.communitycare.co.uk/blogs/adult-care-blog/2013/09/

For more information about The Driving Up Quality Code visit: 

http://www.drivingupquality.org.uk/home