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

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  produced materials to help services review their own quality and replicate good practice.
 

Called the Green Light Toolkit, these free to access resources include:

  • A recently updated audit framework and toolkit, and easy read version
  • A database of examples of reasonable adjustments made by services, as a resource for people seeking to innovate and share learning.

The Green Light toolkit is referenced in the new service model and guidance ‘Supporting people with a learning disability and/or autism who display behaviour that challenges, including those with a mental health condition’, and has been updated to reflect this. The guidance says that "Everyone should expect mainstream mental health services to regularly audit how effective they are at meeting the needs of people with a learning disability and/or autism. The Green Light Toolkit should be used to both evaluate services and agree local actions…"

Please find on the right the copy of the Green Light Toolkit report and the Reasonably Adjusted report.

We have also produced summaries aimed at different audiences to ensure everyone involved in the process can easily access the relevant information.

On the right you will find summaries for:

  • People with learning disabilities
  • Family carers
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Provider organisations
  • Health and Wellbeing Boards

The NDTi is offering tailored support to implement reasonable adjustments in your service, and developing a number of action learning sets, incorporating a benchmarking club that uses the audit tools we have produced. To find out more information about our learning set workshops, please find a copy of the flyer on the right or contact Sue Turner.

This project was commissioned by the NHS Confederation, supported by the Department of Health.