The services below work towards improving health services:
Berkshire Transforming Care Programme
The aim of the Berkshire Transforming Care Programme is to make a real difference to the lives of local people. This includes making community services better so that people can live near their family and friends, and making sure that the right staff with the right skills are supporting people.
Transforming Care is a national plan, locally there will be different organisations working together to make the plan happen. For example, local authorities, CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups) and Learning Disability Partnership Boards.
In October 2015 a report called ‘Building the right support’ was published. It said that local areas should work together to make a plan to improve services and support for people with a learning disability and/or autism. And that people and families should be involved in co-producing their plans and checking them.
Read the building the right support report by visiting the NHS England website.
The group making sure Transforming Care happens in Berkshire is a partnership board. They meet once a month. They look at everything that is happening nationally and in Berkshire, and check the work is being done well. They have written a Berkshire Transforming Care Plan.
To read the Berkshire regional plan and to find out more information go to the NHS Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group website.
Care and Treatment Reviews
Care and Treatment Reviews (CTRs) are for people with learning disabilities, autism or both who are in hospital because of a mental health problem or because their behaviour is seen as challenging. It is also for people living in the community who might need to go into a learning disability or mental health hospital because we know some people may need to go into hospital for short periods. People of all ages can have a CTR. For children and young people it also includes their learning needs. This is called a Care, Education and Treatment Review, or CETR. Care and Treatment Reviews are part of Transforming Care.
For further information on what care and treatment reviews are go to the NHS England website
Local Transformation Plan for children and young people's mental health and wellbeing
In 2015 the Government wrote a report, called Future in Mind, about why changes in mental health services for children and young people are needed. Using this and the things you told us in 2014 the Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) along with ourselves, Reading and West Berkshire Local Authorities came up with a plan for making mental health services for children and young people in Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire much better.
To find out what has been done to make things better and what still needs to be done, read the Local Transformation Plan for Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing summary (PDF document).