#TransformingCare – join our Learning Disabilities hour on Twitter

Share your views on the draft Service Model for people with learning disabilities/ autism on Thursday 27 August 1.00-2.00pm

We are hosting a Learning Disabilities hour on twitter. We are inviting feedback on the latest draft service model: Supporting people with a learning disability and/or autism who have a mental health condition or display behaviour that challenges.

The draft service model has been produced with the Local Government Association (LGA), and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS). The Model sets out nine overarching principles that define what good services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism should look like. This service model will shape how future services are delivered across health and care, and we are looking for feedback.

During our Learning Disabilities twitter hour we will explore how we can transform the care of people with learning disabilities and/or autism, helping to shift services away from long-term hospital care to community-based settings and involve you in this decision making.

Join in: #TransformingCare

Join in, share your views on the model and help shape services for people with learning disabilities via twitter.

On Thursday 27 August between 1.00-2.00pm the @NHSEngland twitter channel will dedicate this hour to Learning Disabilities, exploring the latest service model, discussing learning disability services and welcoming feedback via #TransformingCare.

We welcome general feedback about the service model and how we can improve services for people with learning disabilities via #TransformingCare; we will also explore the nine overarching principles that define what good services for people with learning disabilities look like:

  • My care is planned, proactive and coordinated
  • I have choice and control over how my health and care needs are met
  • I live in the community with support from and for my family and paid carers
  • I have a choice about where I live and who I live with
  • I have a fulfilling and purposeful everyday life
  • I get good care from mainstream NHS services
  • I can access specialist health and social care support in the community
  • I am supported to stay out of trouble
  • If I need assessment and treatment in a hospital setting because my health needs can’t be met in the community, it is high-quality and I don’t stay there longer that I need to.

These principles allow for local innovation in re-designing services to meet local needs, while ensuring some national consistency across England and we want to know what you think. Join in on Thursday 27 August between 1-2pm, and spread the word about #TransformingCare.

The final version of the service model will be published Autumn 2015 to help commissioners plan services for 2016/17; this is your chance to feedback on #TransformingCare for people with learning disabilities and autism across health and social care in England.