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Think Piece - Our Learning About The "Progression" Model

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. Since 2011, many have based parts of their efforts to do this on the “Progression” model. This "Think Piece" shares our learning about how to implement "Progression" well.


Market Analysis – North West ADASS Region of England

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 just completed a:

  • Similar, but larger, project for ADASS North West covering support for older people as well as support for adults with learning disabilities, and
  • More detailed analysis of gaps in the accommodation and support available in the western Bay Region of Wales to support people who are living with enduring mental illness or in recovery.

Update - Transforming Learning Disabilities Services in Wales

Alder Advice led a programme of work to transform learning disability services across Wales, based upon our Progression Model, in 2013. The final report providing the findings from the programme and recommendations from Alder Advice and the SSIA was published in February 2014. The latest SSIA Transforming Learning Disabilities Services in Wales Annual Update is now available here at 


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.