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Outcomes and improvement framework for support for people with learning disabilities - LGA/ADASS CHIP Programme

In December 2019 the LGA/ADASS CHIP Programme appointed Alder Advice to work with it, local councils and other stakeholders to provide an outcomes and improvement framework to help enable improvements in how people with learning disabilities are supported.

The aim is to provide a range of resources that will help Directors of Adult Services work with their partners and other stakeholders to improve how people with learning disabilities are supported.


Closer to home project in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan

Alder Advice is working closely with Cardiff Council, the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Cardiff and Vale UHB and Swansea Bay Health Board on the regional "Closer to home project".

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.


Mental Health Support - Market Analysis NW Region

Following similar work on support markets for Learning Disabilities and Older People with several ADASS regions in England, and the recent LGA/ADASS CHIP Programme 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. 


International Academy for Appreciative Inquiry

Launch of International Academy for Appreciative Inquiry

Alder Advice is proud to announce an exciting new joint development with our partners Appreciating People.

The new academy is a partnership to:

  • Develop and expand the use of Appreciative Inquiry to improve public and 3rd sector services both in UK and wider afield,
  • Improve AI training and development opportunities, and
  • Provide peer support opportunities for individuals and organisations that see the potential to use AI based approaches to improve their effectiveness.