News Articles

Think Piece - The Alder Advice Progression Model

We have re-issued our Think Piece - Progression – How to improve outcomes for people with learning disabilities and lower support costs. It was originally published in August 2012, but after more than 3 years experience of supporting Council's to implement we feel its message remains as true as ever and wanted more people to have the chance to read it.


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 independent report by SSIA - Transforming Learning Disabilities Services in Wales Annual Update - is now available and shows that authorities are making good progress. 


Speeding Up Hospital Discharges in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

Alder Advice has recently supported the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire STP to map all its current services that support patient flow through and discharge from acute hospitals in the STP area, compare these with best practice and identify how to improve servoces and process so that the average length of stay in hospital is optimal. 


ADASS South West - Updated Assessment of State of ASC in the Region

ADASS South West commissioned Alder Advice to undertake a follow up to the 4th January 2012 state of Adult Social Care (ASC) in the region report. The aim of the updated 2016 report was to undertake research and provide an analysis for senior managers in the Region that:

  • Clarified the main challenges faced by ASC across the South West Region,
  • Stimulated different conversations about how these challenges have been addressed to date, and
  • Identified the best new opportunities to do things differently or better.

Supporting Independence at North Somerset

Alder Advice has just been appointed to help North Somerset with a range of initiatives to support people in Somerset achieve the maximum level of independence that is feasible for them as individuals. The three work streams are to:

  • Support the redesign of the Single Point of Access,
  • Train staff to undertake reassessments of adults with Learning Disabilities using the "Progression" approach. 
  • Train staff working with service users who are in transition from Children's Services to Adult Services how to use the "Progression" approach.