The CQC have put together some key links to good practice guidance and information for services who support people with a learning disability and/or autistic people.
These have been put together as the CQC is still finding examples of poor and unsafe care and support to people as well as a lack of understanding of what good looks like. By pushing these messages in Hertfordshire, the aim is to help services improve and increase awareness of people’s rights to receive good quality, safe care.
Please ensure you share these links with your staff and read the information available.
- CQC: Right Support, right care, right culture – there are still providers and managers who are not aware of this guidance and a lack of understanding that it is based on national guidance not just CQC guidance.
- Quality of life tool for inspecting services for people with a learning disability – Care Quality Commission (cqc.org.uk) – easy to incorporate in audits
- We encourage providers to discuss their proposals or development ideas with us before submitting an application or making changes to services. This can help providers make an informed decision about whether plans are likely to comply with this guidance. Our registration team that specialises in services for people with a learning disability are very willing to talk through proposals and help providers understand the guidance.
- Tizard Centre/United Response – What good looks like? – Useful for audits
- How can providers demonstrate they are meeting the requirements? – Care Quality Commission (cqc.org.uk)
- Reasonable adjustments for people with a learning disability – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) – If everyone had these, we could make a real difference to health inequalities
- Housing with Care provider guidance -There is still a lack of understanding about what supported living is and the belief it is a “care home” rather than care and support being separate.
- REACH standards
- NDTi tenancy guide
- https://www.caremanagementmatters.co.uk/feature/inside-cqc-improving-supported-living/ – would be good to get more providers involved in this and people using services
- Quick guide for practitioners supporting people growing older with learning disabilities: Person-centred future planning
- Quick guide for commissioners: Arranging services for people with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges