New Models for Learning Disability Day Support Collaborative

During COVID-19, lockdown measures in Scotland have resulted in the closure or significant reduction of building based day services for adults with complex needs in many areas. Some providers have adapted their services to provide support for people within the home environment whilst there have been early indications that some people are thriving with this approach, there is also evidence of a significant impact on unpaid carers, including new carers. This provides an opportunity as we transition into a ‘new reality’ to explore how we provide day support in different ways to best meets people’s needs.  

Any work done to explore new models of day support is of keen interest as are any policy or regulatory changes required to enable such models. 

Through a formal application process in September the ihub identified eight Health and Social Care Partnerships to be part of a collaborative approach. 

We have offered places to the following HSCPs:

  • Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership 
  • Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership 
  • Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership 
  • Highland Health and Social Care Partnership 
  • North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership 
  • Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership 
  • Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership 
  • West Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership 

The People-Led Care portfolio team is delivering a programme of support to the partnership teams, cascading expertise and learning, blending the disciplines of service design, strategic planning and quality improvement.

Updates and what we have found:

Interested in this collaborative?