The South East Learning Disability and Autism programme focusses on improving health and care services so that more people with a learning disability and autistic people can live in the community, with the right support, and close to home.
Building the Right Support, which was published in October 2015, set out what needed to be done to make sure these changes happen. In particular, it aimed to reduce the number of people receiving care in hospital by providing suitable accommodation in local communities where individuals can live with the support they need or be helped to move back home.
South East Learning Disability and Autism team
The Learning Disability and Autism programme in the South East is led by Adanna Williams, Deputy Director of Nursing PSD/Learning Disability and Autism.
The team works closely with colleagues from across the South East, particularly ICBs, to improve the lives of the local population of people with a learning disability or autistic people.
More information and resources
To learn more about the Learning Disability and Autism programme, please visit the national NHS England Learning Disability and Autism pages.
There are also various resources relating to the programme over on the South East Learning Disability and Autism resource hub, which is aimed at people with a learning disability, autistic people, their families and carers, and professionals involved in their care.