NHS England (NHSE), the Local Government Association and the Department of Health are developing a ‘service model’ for people with a learning disability and/or autism who have a mental health condition or whose behaviour challenges. The service model will set out what good health and social care services look like.
The draft service model is being developed with the help of a reference group including people with learning disabilities, families, clinicians, commissioners, academic experts and others. To inform the development of the service model, NHSE asked the NDTi to run focus groups for people with learning disabilities and families who have experience of in-patient services in each of the four regions. This report summarises what NDTi did, and what people told us.
We would particularly like to thank the Challenging Behaviour Foundation and Mencap for enabling us to attend the meeting they had arranged with families.