One important aspect of JIT's Shared Learning work area is the development of good practice guidance. Evidence-based research is the ideal way to gather and share information that partnerships can apply in their own area.
We're currently in the early stages of developing good practice guidelines to improve the quality of life for people with learning disabilities.
Midlothian IRF First Year Analysis
As part of the Dementia Demonstrator work, Midlothian CHP are mapping the use of resources for people with dementia over a five year period (2008-9, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13). This will enable the site to assess any changes to the distribution of resources both prior to and over the period of the Dementia Demonstrator work (Apr 2011 – Sept 2013). The analysis is also being used to better understand current resource use by people with dementia and hence highlight potential opportunities to improve both the quality and efficiency of service provision. This report examines 2008/09 health and social care activity and expenditure for a cohort of males and females over 65 with a diagnosis of dementia and a cohort of the same age without dementia. It is a summary of the fuller report which is available on request from the IRF team.
Download the Midlothian Dementia Demonstrator 2008/09 Integrated Resource Framework (IRF) Analysis Summary Report here:
Midlothian IRF First Year Analysis [37Kb]
Service Transitions Paper
Download a new paper on transitions for young people with learning disabilities and other complex needs written for the JIT by Dr Sally Cheseldine below.
Service Transitions [2Mb]
New national statistics show need for services to support adults with learning disabilities in Scotland
You can view the full article here.
Statistical Information: Adults with Learning Disabilities Implementation of 'The Same as You?' Scotland 2008 has now been released. You can access these here.
Estimating Future Numbers of Adults with Profound Multiple Learning Disabilities in England
You can view the Centre for Disability Research report published in 2009 here.
Commissioning Service Changes for People with Learning Disabilities
We have produced a second workbook in our Capacity to Change series. The workbook provides partnerships with a framework to estimate future need and demand for services, given population changes, along with financial and workforce data, as well as service analysis and option appraisal in support of decision-making about improvements in care pathways and service delivery.
Commissioning person-centred, cost-effective, local support for people with learning difficulties
The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) commissioned this knowledge review in order to ‘bring together knowledge from research and practice on commissioning person-centred, cost effective, local support for people with learning difficulties who are labelled as having complex needs and/or challenging behaviour’.
Adult Services Knowledge Review
Improving Outcomes: 7-Step Individual Commissioning Pathway
Improving Outcomes is an online toolkit / flowchart that was designed to help commissioners use existing evidence and good practice when developing and evaluating individual service plans for people with learning disabilities. Click here to access the flowchart via our Knowledge Bank.