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Project Archive

Advocacy and Voice

Our Advocacy and Voice activities ensures that the voices of disabled and older people are central to decision making about the support they receive to live inclusive lives.

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Advocacy Quality Performance Mark (QPM)

Advocacy Quality Performance Mark (QPM) NDTi is responsible for the delivery of the Advocacy Quality Performance Mark (QPM).

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The People’s Voice Project

The People’s Voice Project This project, funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, looks to ensure the voices of disabled and older people and their families are heard. It facilitated a better understanding…

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Person Centred Working

Our Projects Without effective implementation of person centred approaches, the personalisation agenda cannot work. NDTi has a range of ways of supporting local people and services to be person centred in a…

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Families and Personalisation Programme

Our Projects The Better Lives Project from Dimensions UK on Vimeo. The Families and Personalisation Project is about helping family carers to understand what personalisation is really about, and building their support…

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The Impact of Advocacy for People who Need Support

Our Projects The NDTi have been granted funding from the National Institute for Health Research’s School of Social Care Research (SSCR) to gather and review the evidence available on the…

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Support to Implement the Mental Capacity Act

Our Projects The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) places the individual at the heart of the decision making process and has the potential to improve the lives of many people, but the implementation…

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Ageing in Place

Ageing in Place We believe that as people age they should be enabled to have their voices heard, continue to live their lives in their chosen community, and maintain relationships that matter…

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Widening choices for older people with high support needs – lessons from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation funded research

Widening choices for older people with high support needs NDTi together with Community Catalysts is sharing and disseminating lessons from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation funded research ‘Widening choices for older people with high support needs’.

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The economic value of older people’s community based preventative services

Our Projects Following eight years’ of operation, Dorset Partnership for Older People Projects (POPP) commissioned NDTi to carry out some research to consider the economic value of their community led preventative…

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Resource on Independent Living

Our Projects The Office for Disability Issues commisioned NDTi to produce a resource designed to help strategic managers working in local authorities to implement practical strategies to increase voice, choice and control…

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Commissioning relationship-centred care in Essex: An evaluation

Our Projects How can local authority commissioners work with the care home sector to ensure older people consistently receive high-quality, relationship-centred care?

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Older People’s Vision for Long Term Care

Our Projects The Joseph Rowntree Foundation have published a report on older people's voice, choice and control. This report was written by NDTi in conjunction with an excellent Advisory Board.

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Alternatives to Traditional Care

Alternatives to Traditional Care We encourage alternative care options that support disabled and older people to have the access and choice they need for support in their own communities.

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Transforming Care - Critical Friend

Our Projects A lot of effort has gone into Transforming Care in the last few years, but in our view there are still some fundamental problems to be addressed in many areas.

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Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC)

Our Projects Having listened to the experiences of people who use services and their families, we believe it is essential that, if Transforming Care is going to deliver real change, there has…

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Action Learning Sets

Our Projects Supported by the Integrated Personal Commissioning team, the NDTi is facilitating action learning sets for commissioners responsible for delivering change under Transforming Care. 

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Community Inclusion

Our Projects Increasingly social, health and educational agencies see building and supporting community inclusion as a core aim in delivering better lives and making the best use of available financial and staffing…

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Community Led Support

Community Led Support Working across England, Wales and Scotland, our Community Led Support (CLS) programme involves selected local authorities and health and social care partnerships implementing a new way of delivering community support.…

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Community Led Support in Scotland

Our Projects The Community Led Support (CLS) programme supports Health and Social Care Partnerships in Scotland to put their work right at the heart of communities, using the ethos of…

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Coproduction

Coproduction is about people, communities and services/organisations working together to create opportunities and solve problems. 

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The Core Principles of Co-Production

Our Projects The core principles of co-production as described by the Social Care Institute for Excellence.

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Co-production in social care: what is it and how to do it - New SCIE Guidance

Our Projects Co-production is a key concept in the development of public services. It has the potential to make an important contribution to all of the big challenges that face social care…

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Employment

Employment The 2014 Care Act is clear about the requirement for commissioners to support disabled people to gain and retain work. 

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Employment commissioning tool and independent reviews

Our Projects Commissioning employment: A brief review tool for commissioners.

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Research into the use of Personal Budgets for employment support

Our Projects Previous research conducted by NDTi identified that there was limited evidence of people using their social care Personal Budget (PB) to support them to gain or retain paid work (click…

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Employment is Everyone’s Business

Our Projects Employment is Everyone’s Business is a project delivered by NDTi with BASE (British Associate for Supported Employment) and funded through the Department for Education’s (DfE) grant…

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Employment and Paid Work

Employment and Paid Work The NDTi is committed to the right of all people to engage in and benefit from real, paid employment. Employment offers financial rewards, the chance to use existing skills and…

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Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing Having as good a health as possible is an important starting point for people living good lives in their communities. NDTi has a number of projects around this issue.

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Equality in Healthcare

Our Projects We are exploring various initiatives around supporting NHS services to meet their legal obligations under the Single Equality Act.

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The Health Equality Framework and Commissioning Guide

Our Projects The Health Equalities Framework (HEF), an outcomes framework based on the determinants of health inequalities, provides a way for all specialist learning disability services to agree and measure outcomes with…

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Improving Health and Lives - IHaL

Improving Health and Lives - IHaL IHaL - The Learning Disabilities Public Health Observatory - is a collaboration between NDTi, Public Health England and the Centre of Disability Research at Lancaster University to: Improve the…

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Leadership Development

Leadership Development From central government to small local organisations, NDTi can help to make sure that leadership plans and strategies are more likely to achieve positive outcomes for people.

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SEND Leadership Programme

SEND Leadership Programme Applications are now open for the 2017/2018 programme. The Department for Education commissioned a leadership development programme from NDTi as part of the national delivery support contract ‘Delivering Better…

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Commissioning Now Programme

Our Projects NDTi are working with the National Skills Academy for Social Care to deliver the Commissioning Now training programme which provides practical assistance on how excellence can be achieved.

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Next Generation

Our Projects In 2012/13 and 2014/15 the NDTi delivered its Next Generation Leadership Programme with the aim of supporting, informing and challenging  managers working in the field of learning disabilities. Participants were drawn…

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Market Development

Legislation, reducing combined budgets, changing demographics and people’s demands and aspirations mean that we need a fundamentally different approach to market development - the envisioning, planning and…

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Reimagining Day Time Supports

Reimagining Day Time Supports In our work with people who commission, provide, fund and use day time services it is clear that they face common and growing core pressures. 

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Preparing for Adulthood

Preparing for Adulthood The Preparing for Adulthood programme (PfA) is funded by the Department for Education as part of the delivery support for the SEN and disability reforms.

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Project Archive

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Older Leaders for Change in Mental Health (OL4C)

Our Projects Mental health problems in later life are not a natural consequence of ageing, and yet many older people experience serious, ongoing and debilitating mental health problems. Recent studies highlight…

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Employment support for disabled people

Our Projects Funded by the National Institute for Health Research’s School of Social Care Research (SSCR), NDTi recently completed a two year study into the cost effectiveness of different models…

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Green Light Toolkit 2013: Mental Health Services and Support for People with Autism and People with Learning Disabilities

Our Projects Following the publication of our Reasonably Adjusted? report in 2012 sharing the adjustments being put in place within mental health services for people with learning disabilities and autism, the NDTi …

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Next Generation Leadership Programme

Next Generation Leadership Programme In 2014/15 NDTi delivered a major Leadership development programme for managers working in the field of learning disability.    

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Housing and Social Inclusion Project

Our Projects Many local authorities have changed services from residential care to supported housing for people with learning disabilities. Much of this change has focussed on achieving wider access to welfare benefits…

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Not A One Way Street - A research project for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's Better Life Programme

Our Projects The National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) and Community Catalysts share a concern that older people (including those with high support needs) are too often seen as a burden and…

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The Achieving Age Equality Toolkit

Our Projects NDTi has worked with the Department of Health on the development and design of the Achieving Age Equality Toolkit – a web based resource which is intended at assist people…

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Changing Ageing Partnership

Our Projects An independent evaluation of the Changing Ageing Partnership (CAP) of Northern Ireland.

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Delivering High Quality Employment Plans in Learning Disabilities and Mental Health in Yorkshire & Humberside

Our Projects As part of Yorkshire and Humberside’s programme to deliver best practice and outcomes on employment for people with mental health problems and learning disabilities, the NDTi has been…

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Evaluating Community Skills Development in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Our Projects Skills for Care initiated a Neighbourhood Workforce Planning & Community Skills Development programme, and NDTi were working with 3 early adopter sites in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, to help capture…

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Office for Disability Issues South East Regional Initiative

Our Projects Working with the Office for Disability Issues on a regional initiative focused on independent living with and for older people who have high support needs.

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Valuing People - What Now? Conference and Workshops

Our Projects A partnership between Inclusion North, Dimensions, H.S.A. and the NDTi recently held a very inspiring and challenging conference to consider how we take forward the achievements of the…

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Winterbourne View Workshops

Winterbourne View Workshops The NDTi were commissioned by the Winterbourne View Joint Improvement Programme (WVJIP) to run a series of workshops across the country to support local areas to reduce the number of…

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Where People Live

Where People Live Where people live is a crucial part of their life and their personal identity. Where you live influences your sense of community and ‘belonging’, and having choice and…

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Community Led Conversations

Our Projects Adult social care is facing significant challenges with the likelihood of increased demand and expectation at a time of financial pressures, savings targets and reduced capacity in many…

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Engaging Employers

Our Projects Statutory employers (Local Authorities, Health Trusts, etc.) are increasingly making commitments to employ a representative proportion of older people, people with learning disabilities and people with mental health problems.

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Developing Self Employment

Our Projects One in ten people are self-employed. Self-employment may be especially attractive to people with a great business idea or with a desire/need for greater working flexibility.

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Employment Pathways

Our Projects Spending money on employment supports doesn’t necessarily mean that there is an increase in the number of people in work.

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Employment Staff Training

Our Projects Our staff training program works with organisations delivering employment supports. Each program is tailored to local needs but may include: Employment profiling and support planning Training in Systematic Instruction Employer…

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Images of Possibility (Employment)

Our Projects Previous experiences, stories, fears of the ‘benefits trap’, supports staff’s attitudes and concerns about welcome have all helped to created preconceptions and attitudes towards employment that…

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Inclusion Projects

Our Projects Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) Housing and Social Inclusion Project Year Commissioning for Community Inclusion

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Independent Support Brokerage

Our Projects NDTi has played a leading role in developing the concept of independent support brokerage in the UK. This has an important part to play in helping to ensure that people…

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Reviewing the Impact of Local Employment Strategies

Our Projects Is your investment in employment delivering the right results – real jobs and self employment, ongoing work maintance and opportunities to progress in, change and benefit from work? Are your…

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Commissioner Development Programme Announced

Our Projects New Commissioner Development Programme Announced. Read more

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Community Inclusion Mentors

Our Projects Most care/support services, local authorities, health bodies and community agencies aim to promote meaningful community inclusion by all people. However, for many disabled and older people and their families…

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Contact

For more information contact Bill Love by:

Email: Bill Love
Tel: 01225 789135

Related Major Projects

Contact

For more information contact Helen Bown (nee Bowers) by:

Email: Helen Bown (nee Bowers)
Tel: 01225 789135

Useful Info

The SERI report (written by NDTi) has been published on the ODI website.

Related Downloads

Useful Info

For more information about the programme or if you would like to know more about other NDTi employment support programmes please contact Bill Love.

Contact

For more information contact Helen Bown (nee Bowers) by:

Email: Helen Bown (nee Bowers)
Tel: 01225 789135

Contact

For more information contact Madeline Cooper-Ueki by:

Email: Madeline Cooper-Ueki
Tel: 01225 789135

Contact

For more information contact Rob Greig by:

Email: Rob Greig
Tel: 01225 789 135

Contact

For more information contact Sue Turner by:

Email: Sue Turner
Tel: 07837 935 500

Useful Info

To find out more information about this project – Visit the Improving Health and Lives (IHaL) website

Useful Info

Event Success...

The event to share early learning from the three CLS sites in Scotland was a huge success, generating lots of vibrant conversation and new ideas.

People came from various HSCPs, Scottish Government and partner organisations to hear about how this new approach to delivering health and social care in partnership with people and communities is making a huge difference to people's well-being, community capacity and the ability of statutory services to deliver effective and efficient support to those who need it. 

Slides from those who presented to the event can be downloaded from the links above and next week we will add some guest blogs from participants and partners. In the meantime, if you would like to find out more about how Community Led Support is happening in Scotland, please contact Louise Close.

Contact

For more information contact Julie Pointer by:

Email: Julie Pointer
Tel: 01225 789135