We are a group of people who are collectively working towards improving the lives of people with learning disabilities and/or autism in Lancashire.
We 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 we work:
We are led by a Steering Board that meets on a monthly basis to oversee the work programmes that we need to make the necessary changes to improve how services are provided, used and paid for across Lancashire.
We were asked by NHS England to write a plan that would show what changes were needed to reduce the need for hospital care and how to improve the community support and services that are available for the people of Lancashire with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism. We produced the “Right Track” Plan in September 2015
NHS England and Directors of Adult Social Services produced a National plan and service model in October 2015 with some key points including:
- People with a learning disability have the right to the same opportunities as everyone else - to have a home within their own community not in a hospital
- The need to change services, to build the right community based services to support people at home
- The work needs co-ordinating across organisations
We include stakeholders in the work that we are developing. We have asked service users, their families, carers, providers and commissioners to help us to develop the plan and to work with us to get the changes right and implement them over the next three years.
We have a Confirm and Challenge group that have meetings set for:
- 8th February 2017
- 24th May 2017
We have had many events documents on output:
We will continue to have more events to help us progress the work.
Current Work Programme
We created a route map to help us understand the different work that we need to do to make the changes
We are working on:
To develop a pooled budget and prevent any organisations from financial risks to deliver the changes
To ensure providers have a plan or strategy to have the right number of staff that are trained to meet the needs of this population
- Community Model
- Positive Behaviour Support
- Preventing Placement Breakdown
- Resettlement of patients that have been in hospital for a long time into the community
- Housing Strategy
- Physical Health