Learning Disabilities

Need help now?

If you are in crisis please click HERE for information

Sitting alongside the Mental Health team, there are dedicated commissioning staff responsible for commissioning services for people with learning disabilities, working to deliver the improvements identified in the IWCCG commissioning strategy. A national return called the Learning Disability Health Self Assessment Framework (LDHSAF) is completed each year which determines how well each Clinical Commissioning Group commissions services that support people with a learning disability. The LDHSAF considers three areas:

  1. Access to Health
  2. People With Complex Needs
  3. Safeguarding, Governance, Assurance and Quality

This year the returns validation process will be done with the Learning Disability Partnership Group (LDPG). LDPG and My Health Sub-Group members are people with a Learning Disability, their relatives, Carers, health/social care personnel and providers.

Alongside commissioning services for people with learning disabilities, other current commissioning projects being undertaken include:

  • The Isle of Wight Advocacy Trust “Your Say” Project
  • Smart Living pilot – telecare and assisted living technology
  • Pilot for 2 x Re-ablement/crisis/respite beds
  • Implementation of the Transforming Care Partnership plans enhancing community provision for people with learning disabilities and /or autism  throughout 2017-19 in partnership with the learning disability partnership group, local authority partners and colleagues in SHIP.

 Contacts:

Sue Lightfoot
Head of Commissioning for Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Dementia
Tel: (01983) 822099