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Green Light Toolkit

Mental Health Services and Support for Autistic People and People with Learning Disabilities

A guide to auditing and improving your mental health service so that it is effective in supporting autistic people and people with learning disabilities.

The Green Light Toolkit is a set of free to access resources including, a recently updated audit framework and toolkit, and easy read version

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…"

On the right you will find links to download the latest copy of the Green Light Toolkit and Reasonably Adjusted report.

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 contact Madeline Cooper-Ueki.

The Audit tool which is part of the Green Light Toolkit is now available online. This means that you can complete it yourself and submit your data to the general dataset. If you are coordinating an audit in your organisation, ask for a code for each of your teams and then get everyone to complete the audit online via this link. Then we can generate a report on your performance that might look a bit like this example.

The Audit tool is available online at

Please get in touch if you have any questions.

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

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