Transforming Care Partnership

Background

We’ve been supporting the Transforming Care Partnership team to engage with people around the plan to improve services for people with learning disabilities and or/autism.

The Transforming Care plan aims to reshape services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism by reducing some inpatient provision and strengthening the support available in the community. This vision is set out in “Building the Right Support”. In 2016, the Transforming Care Partnership team produced the south west London TCP plan. The plan outlines how the partnership will ensure that person centered care is at the heart of services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism.

Transforming Care Partnerships were set up across England to take forward the plans. They are a collaboration of CCGs, local authorities and NHS England specialised commissioners. They bring together commissioners responsible for funding health and social care for people with a learning disability and/or autism.

Engagement

To ensure that we achieved meaningful engagement and involvement from children, young people and adults with a learning disability and/or autism and the families/carers and those voluntary and community groups that support them we developed a package of engagement:

  • Wider Reference Group – Membership included voluntary and community sector groups and user led organisations that represented the patient/user voice. This ensured the user/carer voice was heard and fed into the programme board at a strategic level. Two members from this group sit on the Transforming Care Partnership programme board
  • Engagement directly with service users, carers and families – currently being delivered by Generate
  • Meeting with and listening to each of the advocacy groups in south west London who support people with learning disabilities.

We met with each advocacy group and asked for their advice on where and how we should speak to people with learning disabilities and their carers about the plans.

Dates and details on what we heard can be found below:

Advocacy Group

Date met

Presentation

Feedback

Croydon People First 1st July 2016 Presentation What we heard
Kingston LD Parliament 22nd March 2016 Presentation What we heard
Richmond Working Together 10th May 2016 Presentation What we heard
Speak Out Merton 6th May 2016 Presentation What we heard
Speak Up Sutton 27th April 2016 Presentation What we heard
Share Community – Wandsworth 25th July 2016 Presentation What we heard

Midpoint Review

The team have also produced a midpoint review in easy read which outlines the progress made to date. We have met with each advocacy group that we visited in 2016 to update them on the progress made with the plan. We will continue to meet with these groups and update them on the Transforming Care Plan.

Advocacy Group

Date met

Presentation

 

Croydon People First TBC
Kingston LD Parliament TBC
Richmond Working Together 7th November 2017 Presentation
Speak Out Merton 12th January 2018 Presentation
Speak Up Sutton 8th November 2017 Presentation
Share Community – Wandsworth 5th December 2017 Presentation