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

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

Outcomes and Improvement Framework for Learning Disability Support

In December 2019 the LGA/ADASS CHIP Programme appointed us to work with it, local councils and other stakeholders to develop an outcomes and improvement framework to enable improvements in how people with learning disabilities (including people with learning disabilities and autism) are supported. Although COVID slowed the pace of the underpinning research and development  work this outcomes and improvement framework was commissioned by the LGA and the Association of Directors of Adult Services (ADASS) is now available. It aims to help directors of adult social services work with their colleagues and partners to identify how they can improve how they support adults with learning disabilities and/or autistic people. For further information please contact chip@local.gov.uk

In summary the framework provides 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 and autism are supported. The draft framework comprises a:

  • Summary of existing best practice guidance in how to meet the support needs adults with learning disabilities summarised into a holistic easy to understand performance framework,
  • Self-evaluation tool to enable the Directors, their senior colleagues and stakeholders to work together to identify improvement opportunities in any part of the holistic overall performance framework. This will be linked to “how to” guidance or case study material that can inform local improvement planning,
  • Set of strategic and operational finance, performance and quality indicators that the Directors and their senior colleagues can monitor in order to assess whether the improvement plans implemented, after applying the self-assessment framework, are delivering the results expected.

The framework is currently being piloted by local authorities with LGA/ADASS and Alder Advice support.

To find out more about this project contact Dan Short from Alder Advice on 07748-180-390 or e-mail him at Dan.Short@alderadvice.co.uk