The transforming care programme (known as transforming care) is about making health and care services better so that more people with a learning disability, autism or both can live in the community, with the right support, and close to home.
Shropshire Transforming Care Partnership (TCP) is working together across health and social care to provide coordinated services for people with learning disabilities and autism, with behaviours that may challenge. Over the next three years we will be working with individuals and their families to develop plans to support them in their own communities.
Where possible we want to support people in their own homes and prevent hospital admissions. We will promote choice and independence by developing alternative housing options and providing people with their own budgets to buy their care if they want to. By developing new ways of supporting people we intend to reduce the number of people with learning disabilities and autism, with behaviours that may challenge in hospitals by 50% by 2019.
The four organisations within the Transforming Care Partnership (Shropshire CCG, Telford and Wrekin CCG, Shropshire Council and Telford and Wrekin Council) are delivering against the plan and committed to the principals of ‘Building the Right Support and Service Model.
An easy read version highlighting the principles of the Transforming Care programme can be found here Easy read Transforming Care work.