- To reduce health inequalities that people with a learning disability and autistic people experience.
- Improve access to universal services (leisure, transport, education, housing and other activities that are available to all), that can often be more difficult for people with a learning disability and autistic people to access.
- To ensure that personalisation of care is embedded so that services are person centred and provide support that is holistic.
- To provide the right community support for people to prevent hospital admissions and support people successfully when they leave hospital.
- To support people to have their best life and reach their goals
- Improve care of people with learning disability and autistic people by investing in new technologies and better use of existing technology.
- We will improve digital systems and communication so that organisations know when people with learning disabilities and autistic people are going to be using their services. This will increase the opportunities for asking people about reasonable adjustments that they may need and help to improve the care that they receive.
- We will set quality standards for the delivery of Learning Disability Annual Health Checks to improve quality across all GP practices.
- We will use information available to us and consult with service users, carers and providers, to better understand the health and social needs of the ageing population who have learning disabilities. We can then better plan and ensure services are more personalised.
- We will improve the support for vulnerable/complex young people to ensure they are fully supported during any stage of transition, including education and health.
- We will implement a needs-led neurological pathway for children and young people so that they have better outcomes in all parts of their life and carers feel more supported.
- We will continue to support people to access training, volunteering opportunities and employment.
- We will see more people with learning disabilities accessing health services at the right time, including their Annual Health Check at their GP practice and cancer screening.
- More people will be flagged in primary care and secondary care as having a learning disability or as an autistic person.
- There will be a reduction in preventable deaths.
- More people will report good standards of care.
- There will be less people living in hospitals and more people being supported within their community with the right care package in place.
Find out more about this subject in the related Objectives, Goals, Initiatives and Metrics (OGIM) document on Durham County Council’s Committee Services website under the Heath and Wellbeing Board meeting agenda item for 24 November 2021.
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