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Access resources to support adult social care employers to recruit, develop and lead their workforce so that they have the right skills and knowledge to support people with a learning disability and/or autistic people who display or at risk of displaying behaviours that challenge.

Transforming care is all about improving health and care services so that more people with a learning disability and/or autistic people can live in the community, with the right support, and close to home. This means that fewer people will need to go into hospital for their care.

There’s a national plan about how to do this called ‘Building the right support’ (October 2015), and there are 48 transforming care partnerships (TCPs) across England to support this. 

We're working with Health Education England, Skills for Health, Transforming Care partners and other key stakeholders to support the ambitions of the Transforming Care programme

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An infographic describing the support Health Education England, Skills for Health and Skills for Care are offering to the Transforming Care Programme

 

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This short guide gives an overview of our resources that could help you to build the right workforce to support people with a learning disability and/or autistic people who display or are at risk of displaying behaviours which challenge.



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Programme details:

Locally

We're supporting local TCPs. This means that we'll:

  • contribute to locally driven transforming care activity, sharing our offer and key resources
  • use our expertise and understanding of the adult social care workforce to review and shape local priorities and input into guidance and plans
  • support sites in engaging with social care providers across the local and neighbouring area
  • use our networks to promote the work of the transforming care programme.
  • develop a suite of case studies to be shared across transforming care sites in order to share best practice.

Regionally

We're working with regional delivery groups to share our resources and shape local priorities with a particular focus on:

  • making best use of workforce intelligence
  • understanding our workforce capacity planning tool
  • using the principles of workforce integration and workforce redesign.

Nationally

At a national level we'll share our expertise and knowledge of the adult social care workforce by contributing to the development of national guidance and tools as part of the workforce delivery programme.

 

Additional activity

Skills for Care may be able to deliver additional activity reflecting local priorities with and on behalf of local TCPs. For more information please speak with your local Skills for Care team.

Take a look at some of our webinars to help support transforming care.

 

Case studies of transforming care in practice 

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After a series of short placements and a stay in an inpatient unit, Joe now lives in a supporting housing service and his health and wellbeing has massively improved. 

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After a long hospital stay, Anna was supported by Manor Community to move into a residential care home, and now she is happily settled in her own flat and married. 

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After living in a secure, inpatient unit for two years, Max was supported to move into a community housing service and his health and wellbeing has massively improved. 

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After living in an inpatient unit, Peter was supported to move into his own flat and accesses support workers from Manor Community.

 

Find your local team

Your local Skills for Care team will be making contact with all local transforming care sites in order to engage them with our offer. Your national leads are Jim Thomas, Programme Head and Marie Lovell, Project Manager. 

 

 

Resources

Care roles to deliver the Transforming Care programme - building the right support 

This guide supports commissioners and providers to build a workforce with the right skills, knowledge and competencies who directly support people with a learning disability and/or autistic people. It can be used to inform the commissioning of local education and training, and the development of provider service specification and contracts.  

Experts by experience: directory for Transforming Care Partnerships 

This directory lists local and national organisations who can support you with the Transforming Care programme, particularly with the parts of it around workforce development.