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Commissioning services for people with learning disabilities who challenge

Posted: 06/01/11

Transforming Care Partnerships are tasked with the delivery of building the right support and the service model.

This requires changes to the way that services are commissioned – changes that were first set out in the Mansell report. 

NDTi developed best practice commissioning guidance based on the Mansell report principles, and outlines what commissioners need to do to develop local services, with the right skills, that deliver better outcomes for people and save money. One local area saved £450,000 a year by using these person centred approaches. This guidance – like the Mansell report - is still just as relevant today, and to support local commissioners NDTi are offering a ‘Quick Review’ of commissioning arrangements that will enable them to identify the key actions and changes that are needed to help ensure that services and supports for people with learning disabilities and/or autism who challenge are reflective of national best practice.

The review involves meeting with commissioners, managers, clinicians, care managers, education providers, family carers and others who can help NDTi team get an overall view of commissioning and provision. Initial findings will be checked with the commissioners, and feedback will be given at the end of the two day process. The commissioners will receive a report setting out findings and recommendations.

The report can be downloaded from the links on the right.