In October 2015, NHS England published 'Building the right support', a national programme to develop community services for people with a learning disability and/or autism.
This programme known as ‘Transforming Care’ is a national programme to change how we deliver and commission services to children, young people and adults with learning disabilities and/or autism, including those with mental health condition or challenging behaviours. ‘Transforming Care’ aims to transform the way services are commissioned and delivered to stop people being referred to hospital inappropriately, provide the right model of care, and drive up the quality of care and support for people with learning disabilities and/or autism.
In response to the national programme, the Lincolnshire Transforming Care Partnership (TCP) was established to drive local transformation. The Partnership was formed in January 2016 bringing together Lincolnshire County Council and the four local CCGs – South West Lincolnshire CCG, South Lincolnshire CCG, Lincolnshire West CCG and Lincolnshire East CCG. Each local TCP were required to develop a Transformation Plan which describes the local vision for improving outcomes with a focus on more joined-up community based support and a reduced reliance on in-patient beds (non-secure, low and medium secure) which may include the closure of some in-patient facilities.
Our Transforming Care plan will continue to be developed in partnership with people with a learning disability and / or autism, their families and carers to make sure the plans meet their needs and continue to drive up quality of care.
To find out more information please read a copy of Lincolnshire’s Transforming Care plan.