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David Allen is leading a team in Wales which is undertaking one of the biggest attempts to reshape service provision for people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour in the UK. Here, he explains the facts and figures behind this ambitious project

Until fairly recently, most people with intellectual disability and challenging behaviour lived in long-stay hospitals (Emerson and Hatton 1994, Jones and Eayrs 1993, McGill et al 1994). The reprovision of institutional services in community settings and the subsequent closure of the long-stay hospitals has required commissioners and providers to reconsider how this group of service users should be supported.

Learning Disability Practice. 7, 7,16-21. doi: 10.7748/ldp2004.

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