The Transforming Care Programme was established to achieve a transformational change and redress the health and care inequalities for the 1.2 million people in England with a learning disability. Transforming care for people with learning disabilities is now one of NHS England’s clinical corporate priorities with the requirements of the national plan being set out in ‘Building the right support”.
Implementation of the program is being achieved through the counties Transforming Care Partnership board, which is developing new models of care for people with learning disabilities and/or autism with challenging behavior, promoting prevention and early intervention and reducing admissions to hospital. This care and support will be:
- Closer to home
- In line with the national model of care
- Personalised and responsive to individual needs over time
- Based on individuals’ and families’ wishes
- Value for money
Supporting the local vison that: People with a learning disability live good lives as part of their community, with the right support, at the right time, from the right people.
The Transforming Care Partnership consists of:
- Commissioners of health and social care – Suffolk County Council and Ipswich and east Suffolk and West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Groups.
- Statuary providers of services
- Directors of social care
- Experts by experience
- SEND representatives
- NHS England
More information can be found via NHS England.