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Improving Support for people with learning disabilities in Tower Hamlets

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 Tower Hamlets is no different. We are delighted to be helping Tower Hamlets to use the “Progression” model to help improve the lives of adults with learning disabilities by supporting its "Improving Independence" Project. 


LGA/ADASS National Markets and Modelling Project

Alder Advice has recently been commissioned by the Care and Health Improvement Programme (CHIP) [i] to be its delivery partner for its Markets and Predictive Modelling Project. The aim of the project is to "Provide tools and support to help councils and regions better understand national, regional and local care markets for older people and people with learning disabilities to inform future commissioning, building on work already undertaken in ADASS regions".

This CHIP “proof of concept” project is in three stages. We are working on stage one and advising on stage 2. We may also be involved, if required, in stage three:

  1. To define and collect a small core dataset on adult social care markets for older people and those with learning disabilities, and develop an online tool hosted by LGA to enable market analysis and comparison between councils and regions.

  2. To develop a predictive modelling tool hosted by the LGA, to inform the understanding and enable modelling of future markets at local, regional and national levels.

  3. To offer bespoke support to councils and regions to develop and refine their commissioning plans, using the information and projections from the model.


[i] The Care and Health Improvement Programme (CHIP) is the sector-led improvement programme for adult social care and health, hosted by the LGA and delivered jointly with ADASS.  It is funded by the Department of Health and Social Care and overseen by a management team consisting of the ADASS President and chief officer, the LGA Deputy Chief Executive and CHIP Director and Head of Programme



Older People's and Learning Disability Market Analysis – NW Region

Following on from our analysis of learning disability residential and supported living markets for the South West and for the South East ADASS Region’s in England Alder Advice has recently completed a similar, but larger, project for ADASS North West Region. The scope of this project was:

  • An independent review of the existing residential and nursing home and domiciliary care market across the NW for local authority commissioned services for older people and people with a learning disability.
  • A predictive analysis for these services to understand the impact of change on the system over the next 5 -10 years. 
  • Advice to NW ADASS on its future commissioning strategy and on its approach to market oversight.

Moray - Implementing Progression

Alder is delighted to report that it is currently supporting Health and Social Care Moray to transform its intergrated services for adults with learning disabilities and implement the "Progression" approach.