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The need for a bespoke solution

The need for a Bespoke Solution

January 2024

This page has been put together to follow up on the NHS England hosted meeting on 31 January 2024, where a number of people from the NDTi Small Supports Team, along with people from NHS England, DHSC, DfE, MoJ, CQC and OFSTED, met to discuss work to develop bespoke provision. This work crosses over many different pieces of work - at the centre of which is ‘Transforming Care’; work is across ages with a focus on those already placed in or at risk of being placed in secure, forensic and mental health in-patient institutions.

This page is a simple reference page bringing together work, information, and research linked to the work of the programme over the past four years. Follow the highlighted links to view and find out more:

The Small Supports programme (our home page)

What are Small Supports?

Growing Small Supports Organisations Webinar 2023 - an online introduction with Dave Barras, Chief Executive of Positive Support for You

Article Community Living, Summer 2023 ‘Small supports, big difference’

Lunchtime Sessions – Introducing and sharing work to develop small support organisations; a programme of one-hour discussions February - June 2024

Our Autumn Programme of Lunchtime Sessions: Staffing Small Supports, Economic Impact, A Living Library

Research – Never giving up on anyone – Workforce and Small Supports Organisations

Research – A hole in my bucket – Economic Impact of Investment in Small Support Organisations

Research – The costs and benefits of Small Support organisations in England


Positive Support for You

Beyond Limits


For further information, please email Nic Crosby, Delivery Lead, Small Supports and Bespoke Support, NDTi –

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