Transforming Care

Transforming Care

The NHS has published a national plan: ‘Building the right support: A national implementation plan to develop community services and close inpatient facilities for people with a learning disability and/or autism’:

This sets out the work done by the fast track sites, the new services needed and proposed CCG clusters for transforming care partnerships.

This is supported by a new service model for commissioners that defines what good services should look like:

Transforming Care (formerly Winterbourne View) Workstream


Role of this network

  • Support the regional implementation programme for Transforming Care
  • To work closely with the NHS, CCG’s and other key partners to facilitate high quality support to local areas and facilitate the sharing of good practice across London partners and agencies

Key Aims for 2015/16

  • Support areas to implement Winterbourne View Concordat commitments
  • Create and sustain strategic and partnership networks to identify and share innovative practice
  • Work with the NHS to support LA’s and CCG’s to develop the commissioning infrastructure which enables development of new service models for care, in the least restrictive settings possible
  • Ensure the learning disability commissioners network and other relevant networks consider the needs of the Transforming Care cohort when considering how to improve quality of care and develop effective systems of learning.

Latest News

Illustrated guides to support families and carers of people with learning disabilities

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Here are two new illustrated guides to support families and carers of people with learning disabilities, as well as managers of learning disability services. This might also be useful for those without learning disabilities: Jack[...]

COVID-19 Easy Read documents

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Please make use of these Easy Read documents explaining Coronavirus: Advice Stay at Home Self-isolation[...]

Recognising and responding to domestic violence and abuse

Recognising and responding to domestic violence and abuse
A sensitive approach from a social worker will help people who have experienced domestic abuse to know they are not alone and to feel that they will be believed. This quick guide supports social workers[...]

Core Capabilities Framework for supporting autistic people and/or people with a learning disability

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View the full framework and Easyread versions here. Autism This framework describes what is required for supporting autistic people in a range of settings, from those who need a basic understanding of autism, to the skills, knowledge[...]

Webinar on improving oral health in care homes

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Date: 26 November Time: 1-2pm A recent report from the CQC found that oral health care is not always considered a priority in care homes. An upcoming webinar from NICE and SCIE focuses on the issues raised[...]

Tools and Resources

Booklets designed by United Response in collaboration with the Tizard Centre, University of Kent. Booklets include latest information on improving quality of life for people with learning disabilities and how to support people to move back to their communities: Transforming Care resources / Best Practice resources

July 2015 progress report from the Transforming Care Delivery Board outlines the steps taken towards improving services for people with learning disabilities

An updated Winterbourne View London Position Statement  from the London Directors of Social Services for Adults and Children and NHS England London team, November 2014, compiled by the LondonADASS, which looks at the NHS Winterbourne View quarter 1 data 2014, the current position for people in London and how to support people to live in their local areas not institutions. Examples of good practice case studies are included in the report.

Easy read summary of above document.

Post Winterbourne suggestions for improvements to community A useful document from East London NHS Foundation Trust which describes from their perspective how community services can be improved to enable the use of specialist inpatient beds to be reduced.

The Winterbourne View Concordat sets out a programme of change to transform services for people with learning disabilities or autism and mental health conditions or behavior described as challenging:

Guide for people with learning disabilities going into hospital because of mental health difficulties or challenging behaviors – what families need to know. (produced by NHS England)

Guide for commissioners of services for people with learning disabilities who challenge   Produced by the National Development Team for Inclusion, it is based on information about what has worked well in five areas around the country and gives examples and advice to follow.

Useful resources from the Winterbourne Joint Improvement programme:

Information and guidance on the role health and wellbeing boards can play in leading local response to Winterbourne View:

Update in October 2014 for Learning Disability Partnership Boards on the work of the Winterbourne View Joint Improvement Programme (JIP):

DH published a report on the 29 January 2015 ‘Winterbourne View: transforming care 2 years on’ – a free e-learning resource for the UK workforce working with disabled children and young people

Please find attached interactive Advocacy Map (as of January 2015), which shows Learning Disability Advocacy Services and Self Advocates by Borough in the London Area. Advocacy Map as of Jan 2015  Please advise any updates to this by e-mailing

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Sean Mclaughlin

Sean McLaughlin

Lead DASS: Sean McLaughlin, Corporate Director of Housing and Adult Social Services, Islington Council.

Jackie Collins – LondonADASS Lead

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