​​Transforming care – learnin​g 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.