The Transforming Care Programme is a national programme to change how we deliver and commission services to children, young people and adults with learning disabilities and/or autism, including those with mental health condition or challenging behaviours. It aims to transform the way services are commissioned and delivered to stop people being referred to hospital inappropriately, provide the right model of care, and drive up the quality of care and support for people with behaviour which challenges.
In response to the national programme, The Staffordshire and Stoke Transforming Care Partnership was established in January 2016 bringing together Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and the six local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) – Stafford and Surrounds CCG, Cannock Chase CCG, South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCG, North Staffordshire CCG, East Staffordshire CCG and Stoke-on-Trent CCG. NHS England Specialised Commissioning and Local Area Teams and Healthwatch, on behalf of health and care users, are also represented.
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent’s Transforming Care Partnership’s Plan provides detail on services currently commissioned and provided across our area; the vision and ambition for how future services will be commissioned and delivered; local demographics; what we need to change to deliver our vision and how we intend to do this. The work to be taken forward through this programme will be wide-ranging and over the coming months we will continue to co-design and co-produce in partnership with people with a learning disability and/or autism, family carers and partners to deliver the national service model.