The Housing LIN is one several signatories to the Concordat that accompanies the publication of the Winterbourne View review.
All of you will have been shocked at Panorama's expose of what happened at Winterbourne View. In order that we can help inform and influence housing providers, the Housing Learning and Improvement Network has publically stated that we will safeguard people's dignity and rights through a commitment to promote the development of personalised, local, high quality services. In particular, we have committed to publish plans that support our members to provide good quality care across health, housing and social care; help share knowledge to those working in the housing with care sector to significantly reduce the number of specialist hospitals in line with proposals in the Concordat; and work with our members and partners to develop models that reflect the need for high quality community based approaches.
The full report and Concordat can found at: www.dh.gov.uk/health/2012/12/final-winterbourne/