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No pain, plenty of gain

Author:
DUNNING Jeremy
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 23.9.10, 2010, pp.26-27.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Hertfordshire Council has engaged professional services consultancy OLM to review and reduce the costs of its long-term residential placements. This has resulted in savings of £2.5M a year, expected to rise to £7.3m by the end of 2011. The Council insists that there has been no change in quantity or quality of care, and this is supported by Hertfordshire Local Involvement Network which represents service users.

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A move centre stage

Author:
JACKSON Linda
Journal article citation:
Learning Disability Today, 10(1), January 2010, pp.32-33.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

Enfield Council has earned Beacon status by putting the people they support at the centre of the decision-making process. Their strategy involves 4 cornerstones: consistency, enthusiasm, commitment, and evolution. Consistency has been ensured by funding a person-centred planning manager and, recently, an additional co-ordinator position. Training has been provided for all groups involved in person-centred planning including staff, the independent sector, and people with learning disabilities, and has resulted in a shared approach that has generated real enthusiasm.  All staff are committed to supporting people to achieve the goals identified in their plans, particularly through person-centred reviews. Person-centred reviews have resulted in appropriate support that uses resources effectively and makes sense to the individuals concerned. Finally, evolution has meant a willingness to try new things and make necessary changes. The article concludes that putting the individual in the centre of the decision-making process has proved to make better use of time and resources and helped eliminate the mistakes made in the past, and is transforming the lives of people who use the services.

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Money talks

Author:
JULIAN George
Journal article citation:
Learning Disability Today, February 2009, pp.30-31.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

Summarises the findings of an evaluation of the individual budget pilot programme, which involved 13 local authorities across England. The study aimed to examine whether individual budgets improved people's lives and what effect that had on the workforce. Messages from the individual budget pilots for learning disabilities services are highlighted.

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Commissioning for change: commissioning service changes for people with learning disabilities: workbook 2008

Author:
REID Andrew
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Government
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
68p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

This workbook has been designed to assist local authority and health partners to gather data across the whole system to assist capacity planning which will then inform local commissioning plans and will be of particular use when considering learning disability services. It should be considered in the context of important policy documents, such as Changing Lives and Better Health, Better Care which recommend how changes can be made to social care and health services to make them fit for the future. It is intended to be a practical tool for use by partnerships and can be easily adapted or customised for use in local areas. This workbook assists partners with this process by providing a framework for identifying existing services, service pressures and financial data all of which gives a firm basis for then agreeing a detailed and robust capacity plan within an overall Strategic Plan. The workbook is based on a workbook developed for older people in Dundee and Forth Valley, and since then tested in a number of partnerships in Scotland.

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Cutting day services is not modernisation

Author:
HOLMAN Andrew
Journal article citation:
Community Living, 21(2), 2007, pp.10-11.
Publisher:
Hexagon Publishing

Day services for people with learning disabilities have become targets for cuts by local authorities using the argument that it is modernisation. Yet few people with learning disabilities are in work. The author argues that proper community based-support that meets people's needs and promotes employment opportunities is required.

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Adults with learning disabilities implementation of 'The same as you?' Scotland 2006

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Executive National Statistics
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive National Statistics
Publication year:
2007
Pagination:
17p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

National figures for services provided by local authorities in Scotland for adults with learning disabilities are presented. All figures for 2006 relate to the week ending 10 September 2006 and are provisional. This publication is a result of The same as you? review of services for people with learning disabilities, published in May 2000. Its 29 recommendations for developing learning disability services set out a programme for change over 10 years.

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'Nobody values us'

Author:
AHMED Maria
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 24.08.06, 2006, pp.26-27.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Families in Cornwall talk to the author about cuts to learning disability services in Cornwall.

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A job well done

Author:
McPHERSON Blair
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 10.08.20, 2006, pp.36-37.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Employing people with learning difficulties is a social duty and local authorities should be setting a good example. Supermarkets put most of  in social services to shame with their policies on employing people with learning difficulties. Perhaps it is because services such as day care and supported housing to people with learning difficulties see them as clients rather than prospective colleagues, and so are offered employment opportunities. The first barrier may be attitudes and prejudices.

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Inspection of services for people with learning disabilities: South Gloucestershire: February 2006

Authors:
LAURIE James, LAWTON Louise
Publisher:
Commission for Social Care Inspection. North West
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
54p.
Place of publication:
Manchester
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Inspection of services for people with learning disabilities: Southend on Sea Borough Council: February 2006

Authors:
MILLER Sandra, HANSON Jean
Publisher:
Commission for Social Care Inspection. South East
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
52p.
Place of publication:
London

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