Specialist Lawyers Granted Permission To Challenge Council’s £20m Spending Cuts To Disabled Children’s Services In High Court

Families are to step up their fight against a council’s plans to cut £20 million from services for disabled children after the High Court granted them permission to challenge the lawfulness of that decision.

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OUT NOW: South region #IDWorkforce data for NHS (2018) & Non-NHS (2017) #SouthID

Back in January 2017 Skills for Care completed an analysis of the National Minimum Data set for social care on behalf of Health Education England .The data was for the adult social care workforce supporting people with learning disabilities and/or autism across the whole of the South of England.

In February of this year colleagues from the Strategic Workforce Planners team here at Health Education England started to pull together a similar data set for NHS employed staff working across the same regional foot print and a similar workforce. We have used the word “similar” as the data does not identify which group the NHS providers are commissioned to work with i.e. the adult workforce or the child workforce. This is the first time that this regional data has been pulled together in this way.

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VODG: Report focuses on key steps to help people move out of long-stay inpatient care

A new report outlines the challenges and solutions to moving people with learning disabilities, autism and/or mental health conditions out of long-stay inpatient care.

The report from VODG (Voluntary Organisations Disability Group), Transforming care – the challenges and solutions, addresses NHS England’s policy ambition to enable people to move from inpatient settings, closer to their homes.

The findings are based on the work of VODG’s Provider Taskforce, which is a group of organisations that are collectively responding to the transforming care agenda. The pilot project described in the new report set out to develop support assessment and proposals for 27 people originally from London who had been in inpatient settings for longer than five years.

The report is not a formal evaluation of that work, but offers insights into delivering NHS England’s policy ambition both in London as well as nationally. It also sets out recommendations for more strategic future steps.

Access the report here.