Transforming care – learning disability and autism
In October 2015, NHS England published 'Building the right support ', a national plan to develop community services for people with a learning disability and/or autism and who display behaviour that challenges (including those with a mental health condition). The publication of the national plan follows an extensive piece of work conducted by NHS England (NHSE) and various partners.
The work includes:
- six fast track areas that have developed plans and have started to transform these services in their local areas
- a new national service model, developed in conjunction with those who use, commission and deliver these services
- NHS England have asked local areas to form Transforming Care Partnership, to jointly deliver the three outcomes in their sub-regional areas:
- reduced reliance on inpatient services (strengthening support in the community)
- improved quality of life for people in inpatient and community settings
- improved quality of care for people in inpatient and community settings.
The South East London Transforming Care Partnership covers the areas of Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham, from April 2016.
Greenwich CCG is improving the ways we engage our residents with learning disabilities. We have worked with Advocacy, a local voluntary group to facilitate activities with Greenwich Learning Disability People’s Parliament and the Greenwich Health Quality Checking Team. Read the case study. We also produce materials when required in easy to read formats to ensure that our communications is inclusive and accessible.