Commissioning Services for people with learning disabilities and autistic people
Commissioning Services for people with learning disabilities and autistic people in Harrow are in line with the guidelines set by the Government. This is determined by the Joint Commissioning Strategy for People with Learning Disabilities and Autistic People: 2022 to 2026. This was launched in December 2022 and is sometimes referred to the LDA Strategy.
Harrow aims to ensure people recognise and are supported to identify the positive outcomes they want to achieve for themselves. This is supported through the LDA Strategy and the associated Outcomes Framework. We also aim to enable them to be independent and included in the community.
Through partnership working, Harrow Council, health and local organisations will continue to work together, to identify solutions that improve lives. There will be a greater emphasis on crisis prevention, early intervention, and crisis support. We want to ensure people are supported before their situation becomes worse and requires medical intervention or hospital admission.
The overarching principle is tackling health and social inequalities for people with learning disabilities and autism. Five key priorities have been identified:
- Personalised care and support
- Appropriate information, referrals and support
- Living in local communities
- Responsive health care
- A skilled workforce
An Easy Read version of the Strategy is available.