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Green Light Toolkit

Posted: 07/11/16

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

Green Light Toolkit

A guide to auditing and improving your mental health service so that it is effective in supporting people with autism 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
  • 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…"

On the right you wil find links to download the latest copy of the Green Light Toolkit and 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 contact Sue Turner.

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


For more information contact Madeline Cooper-Ueki by:

Email: Madeline Cooper-Ueki
Tel: 01225 789135