Are you interested in helping to transform care for people with learning disabilities and/or autism who display challenging behaviour? Now is the time to give those views.
Nottinghamshire is one of five areas nationally which has been selected by NHS England to lead the way in helping to change how care is provided. This includes:
- Reducing the number of people admitted to hospital unnecessarily
- Improving access to interventions to prevent a health crisis
- Putting in place the right support for those who need help in a crisis
A consultation has been launched into plans that will support people to stay in their community near family and friends, rather than living in hospitals for long periods of time.
The aim is to transform care and support for individuals with a learning disability and/or autism who display challenging behaviour, including those with a mental health condition, so that their care is focused on keeping them healthy, well and supported in the community.
To do this, services in local communities will be strengthened – meaning there will be more community beds and fewer longer term admissions.
How to get involved:
The consultation runs until 20 May (midnight) 2016.
To find out more please visit: Nottinghamshire Transforming Care Programme 2016
The consultation document is also available here:
Consultation Document – Nottinghamshire Transforming Care Programme 2016
A short online questionnaire can be completed here:
There is an ‘easy read’ version of the information and questionnaire available:
Anyone who would like to talk to someone about these proposed plans can attend one of a number of public drop-in events during the consultation. Locally, these include:
Date: 4 April 2016
Dukeries Autism Centre
Date: 5 April 2016
13, Pelham Road
Date: 6 April 2016
The Sherwood Centre
Old Mill Lane Ind. Estate
The consultation poster can be downloaded here:
Nottinghamshire Transforming Care Poster
This consultation is being managed by the ‘Nottinghamshire Transforming Care Programme’ made up of local health and social care organisations responsible for providing care to people with learning disabilities.