Health and social care organisations in Northamptonshire are working together through NHCP to make local services better and easier to access for people with learning disabilities.

In keeping with the national programme of work for people with learning disabilities, key partners across the county are focused on a number of aims, including:

  • Improving the quality of care available for people with learning disabilities
  • Providing stronger support to prevent ill-health for people with learning disabilities
  • Implementing early intervention services to address health and care needs and reduce risk factors earlier in life
  • Prioritising the health and care outcomes that matter to people with learning disabilities
  • Enabling equal citizenship for people with learning disabilities

Work is already under way in Northamptonshire to achieve these aims, and through the course of 2019/20 local partners will continue to build on this by ensuring closer joint working between frontline health and social care services, and supporting service providers to improve quality and be responsive to changing needs.

A county strategy for people with learning disabilities will soon be published. This will describe the focus of local activity in this area of work over the next three years and provide details of the commitment to enabling the right support to the right individuals by the right organisations at the right time.

Look out for updates on the learning disability strategy in future editions of Partnership Update and on our website.

Have you seen our new easy read booklet?

NHCP has recently produced an easy read booklet telling the story of our Partnership and our work in a way that’s easier for people with learning disabilities to understand. Click here to download the easy read booklet.