The NHS is committed to improving the health and outcomes of people with learning disabilities and autism, and transforming services to improve the quality of care throughout peoples’ lives.
NHS England are leading a programme of work that touches on all services within the NHS, working with commissioners to deliver significant improvements in the care of children, young people and adults.
The focus is ensuring that people who are inappropriately in in-patient care, move to community settings with support, and we are working with partners across health and social care to ensure this happens.
In Lancashire and South Cumbria this is being done by the Right Track Transforming Care Partnership.
This is a group of people who are collectively working towards improving the lives of people with learning disabilities and/or autism in Lancashire.
The partnership believe that:
People with a Learning Disability and/or Autism, including people with complex and challenging behaviour, should lead fulfilling lives in the community, supported by ‘ordinary’ services, with appropriate support from staff with skills to support them and their needs in their local community, whenever possible.
How they work:
The partnership is led by a Steering Board that meets on a monthly basis to oversee the work programmes to make the necessary changes to improve how services are provided, used and paid for across Lancashire and South Cumbria.
Stakeholders are included in the work, asking service users, their families, carers, providers and commissioners to help develop the plan and to work with the partnership to get the changes right and implement them over the next three years.