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Is this right for me?

Reporting on how Transforming Care is


working for people and families

Summary of regional feedback


Good Information
-There is evidence that some people have a better
understanding of the work
-There still needs to be more work to inform children and young
people and their families
-The regional forums are working creatively to engage with the
people directly affected by Transforming Care
- The timescales for the Transforming Care work mean not
enough time is taken to make sure people and families are
understanding the information given.

Summary of regional feedback


Local people working together
- There are a number of people and families involved in the
Transforming Care work in their area
- Some good work has been highlighted in a number of areas
- The work in Kent showed the importance of meeting people
with complex needs in a way that works for them
- Some areas felt that inaccessible information was a barrier to
people being involved.

Summary of regional feedback


Good care in hospital
- Many people knew about the Care and Treatment
Reviews
- Regions are working well with one another to
develop the skills of experts by experience
- Areas that were able to tell us about discharge
plans questioned how good they were
- There is some very good practice in Kent

Summary of regional feedback


Stopping people going into
hospital if they do not need to
More people and families were aware of the risk of
admission registers
- Some regions gave examples about things that were
being put in place to stop people going into hospital
- Two regions said family carers were more likely to be
involved in a meaningful way with planning what local
services and support look like than people with
learning disabilities and autism

Summary of regional feedback


Keeping people safe
- Most regions werent able to give evidence of people
with learning disabilities and families being involved
in local Safeguarding Boards as equal partners
- Regions have questioned if this is because of
concerns about keeping information confidential
- There is some work going on in the South East
exploring new ways of keeping people safe in their
community.

Summary of regional feedback


Changing how care and support
happens
- Only two regions London and the South East were able to
give any feedback in this area
- There is some evidence that some families are using
personal budgets to manage their relatives support very
successfully
- These families are well-informed with many skills to manage
a team of support staff
- There were concerns that this wasnt open to all
- Long-term planning for people who have very high support
needs is not well-thought out

London and the South East