Learning Disability Review - Accommodation-based Support  Services Redesign Principles

This consultation is now closed as of 16 August 2019.

East Dunbartonshire HSCP has been working on modernising services for people with learning disabilities.  We agreed a strategy in May 2018 that set out a range of improvements that we wanted to make over the next 5 years.

We have undertaken public consultation at each stage in the review, in order that we can reflect the issues that are most important for people and build on consensus.  This has included the strategy, new policies and day services redesign principles.  We are now consulting on a set of principles that believe will provide a framework for the redesign of learning disability accommodation-based support services.  We welcome your comments and thoughts on these. 

The consultation period runs from 27 June until 16 August 2019.

We have agreed that future learning disability services should be local, modern, accessible and person-centred.  Support should be therapeutic, enabling, meaningful and of high quality.  Services should be designed to meet individual needs and personal outcomes, with a focus on encouraging health and wellbeing and independent living. 

The proposed accommodation-based support service redesign principles build on this vision:

  • In-house, third and independent sectors working together to provide complementary and sustainable services;
  • Service development and commissioning to optimise core and cluster approaches;
  • To work with providers to ensure existing provision reflects these redesign principles;
  • To develop extra-care core and cluster tenancies;
  • In-house provision to focus on providing services for people with:
    • Severe learning disabilities;
    • Profound and complex learning disabilities;
    • Highly complex learning disabilities and severe challenging behaviour.

These proposed redesign principles are necessarily high-level due to the reality that specific solutions will be at an individual, person-centred level.  However the principles provide important parameters for local provision, commissioning and collaborative working across all sectors and partners.

We want to make sure we set the right priorities and direction for improvement, before we start working on the detail.  If you think these priorities and principles are the right ones, please let us know.  If you have any other ideas or any concerns about these plans, we really want to know at this stage.

Once we have agreed a set of redesign principles, we will then work up the detail of what these new and updated services will look like.  When we do this, we will involve service-users, carers, families and other people who have an interest in these developments.

If you would like to comment on these proposed redesign principles, please email or send your comments to the postal or email addresses below. 

Please send all comments to:

Alan Cairns
Planning, Performance & Quality Manager
East Dunbartonshire Health & Social Care Partnership
Kirkintilloch Health and Care Centre (KHCC)
10 Saramago Street
G66 3BF

Email: alan.cairns2@ggc.scot.nhs.uk