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Improving support for people with learning disabilities in Barnet

Improving Independence at Barnet:

Local Authorities and their partners are constantly seeking to make a difference to the lives of the people they support by enabling them to achieve better outcomes and greater levels of control over their lives and Barnet is no different. We are delighted to be helping Barnet to use the “Progression” model to help improve the lives of adults with learning disabilities by supporting it to support people with learning disabilites to "Improve their Independence". 


Closer to home project in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan

Closer to home - Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan

Alder Advice has recently been commissioned to support the "Closer to home project" by Cardiff Council, the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Cardiff and Vale UHB and Swansea Bay Health Board. They are actively working jointly to establish a regional specialist service that will enable people with learning disabilities to live closer to home.

The aim is to achieve a regionally aligned and integrated approach to the provision of local, specialist supported lving options for those with the most complex needs so that individuals have more choice about where they live and have alternatives closer to their home communities where possible.

A regional multi-agency team of professionals will be established to facilitate this approach through direct work with individuals with complex learning disabilities and their families and carers and through strategic commissioning that promotes development of suitable local options for this group of individuals. Alder Advice has been appointed to support the development process.


Mental Health Support - Market Analysis NW Region

Mental Health Market Analysis - NW Region of England

Following similar work on support markets for Learning Disabilities and Older People with several ADASS regions in England, and the recent LGA Markets and Modelling Project, Alder Advice is now working with ADASS North West to pilot a similar approach to profile the support market for people living with and/or recovering from mental illness. The scope of this project is to:

  • Pilot an approach with two local authority areas and their health partners to review and analyse the existing residential and nursing care home and the supported living/housing and other accommodation care, support and treatment market for people with support needs related to their mental health. NHS funded bed-based care will also be included.

  • Advise the two pilot authorities and NW ADASS as a whole on its future integrated mental health care, treament and support commissioning strategy and on its approach to market oversight in this important area.


Moray - Implementing Progression

Integrated "Progression" Care and Support at Health and Social Care Moray

Alder Advice has recently completed a strategically imporatnt project with Health and Social Care Moray. The aim was to support the transformation of its intergrated services for adults with learning disabilities and implement the "Progression" approach.