Transforming care for people with learning disabilities

On 25 January we brought together more than 40 people to celebrate the successes of the Transforming Care Partnership and shape future services

The Transforming Care Partnership (TCP) has made good progress during its first year. Amongst other things we have:

  • developed a core specification for a community learning disability/autism and challenging behaviour team,
  • made sure of the best use of care and treatment reviews to ensure on going focus and well co-ordinated discharge to the community,
  • and reduced our reliance on inpatient care and increased support for people in the community.

While it is important to recognise the good work that has been done, there is much to do. With this in mind the majority of the event was used to establish the priorities for the second and third year of the programme to transform services further, ensuring the best care is given to those with a learning disability and /or behaviour that challenges.

At the event we had a wide level of representation including members of the carer community, local authority, CCGs, third sector and operational staff who helped us to establish the next steps for the TCP.

What are the next steps for the TCP?

Over the next few months we will be working through the TCP to:

  • Revise the programme plan to increase focus on transformation and partnership working
  • increase capacity to undertake reviews of people in inpatient settings
  • support the development of personalised care plans
  • strengthen clinical capacity and expertise within the programme
  • develop personalised property specifications to assist in planning the right accommodation.

We are holding another event on the programme to bring together wider stakeholders, focusing especially on social care in late March. An event to include wider stakeholders including families and people accessing the services will follow in the late spring.

If you would like to attend either of these events or more information about the programme, please contact us at like.minded@nw.london.nhs.uk.