Learning Disability and Autism transformation

Our vision is that people with learning disabilities and/or autism are enabled to have choice and control to be independent, healthy, and safe, with the same opportunities and outcomes in life as others.

What are we doing to transform these services?

  • We are focusing on reducing our reliance on specialist inpatient beds
  • Building community infrastructure
  • Improving outcomes for children and young people
  • Increasing autism awareness in schools
  • Focusing on health inequalities and ensuring our workforce are supported and well trained
  • Working with Parent Carer Forums
  • Developing sensory adjustments in Redwoods

How will we do this?

  • By working with system partners to offer a community approach that prevents escalation and supports people in their own homes
  • Ensuring coproduction becomes part of our business as usual

What has been done so far?

  • Improved access to annual health checks for all those with LD. The development of a Dynamic Support register which helps the system to support anyone with a LD or who is autistic to prevent them requiring an admission to hospital and a clear process for reviewing those individuals and those in any hospital bed, including ensuring that all inpatients have a discharge plan in place
  • We also review the deaths of anyone who is autistic or who has a learning disability so we can ensure that all reasonable adjustments were made and to learn more about how best to care for people
  • Increased the Autism Forensic offer
  • Engaged LD&A champions across the system
  • Embedded Acute liaison nurses in acute hospitals
  • Increased training provisions to support staff and build confidence
  • All age autism hub opened in Telford and Wrekin
  • Educational Psychology group sessions commissioned to support up to 200 families

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Page last updated 29 June 2022