Lifespan or separate: which service is best?
Tracy Carlson Assistant psychologist, Ashworth Hospital, Merseyside. Previously, she was research assistant, community learning disability team, Sanderson Centre, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Stephen Hyde Community nurse
Annette Hames Consultant clinical psychologist
Hames , Sanderson Centre
How should service providers respond to people needing support as they enter adulthood? Tracy Carlson and colleagues report on the findings of a small-scale study that attempted to explore the views of people with learning disabilities and their parents
There are about 210,000 people with severe learning disabilities in England, while about 1.2 million have mild or moderate disabilities (
Learning Disability Practice. 6, 10, 16-21. doi: 10.7748/ldp.6.10.16.s10