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Three Cs Supporting Transforming Care in South East of London

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The National Transforming Care programme came about following the scandal at Winterbourne View in 2011.

The National Transforming Care programme came about following the scandal at Winterbourne View in 2011. The government and the NHS made a pledge to commit to a programme for change to “transform health and care services and improve the quality of the care offered to children, young people and adults with learning disabilities or autism who have mental health conditions or behaviour that challenges.” The aim of the programme is to ensure better care outcomes for these people. 

At a local level the Transforming Care Programme is looking to deliver three programme outcomes:

1. Reduce reliance on inpatient services (closing hospital services and strengthening support in the community)
2. Improve quality of life for people in inpatient and community settings
3. Improve quality of care people in inpatient and community settings 

In April 2017, Three Cs were delighted to hear that we had been awarded a new two year contract to support the work of the South East London Transforming Care Partnership (SELTCP). We are really excited to be involved with this work which means we will be supporting more people to have a voice and help shape future service delivery across the six SELTCP Boroughs, Lewisham, Greenwich, Lambeth, Southwark, Bexley and Bromley. 

We will be working with people with lived experience of services, provided by the NHS or Social Care for children, young people and adults with learning disabilities or autism who have mental health conditions or behaviour that challenges. This work recognises the expertise of those people who use these services and gives them real opportunities to create person-centred support.

Smriti Singh, Programme Director South East London Transforming Care Partnership says, “We're really pleased that Three Cs is working with the South East London Transforming Care Partnership on our programme. Three Cs sent through a really well thought our proposal, understand the agenda and are well connected in South East London, so we're looking forward to working together”

Edith Scott, is leading on the work at Three Cs with the support of of a new Development Worker. 

Edith says, “The work we are doing with the SELTCP partnership is wide-ranging and varied which makes it an exciting challenge. The aim of this work is to get as much experienced based information as possible on what current services look like so that we can influence how services are commissioned in the future. We want to improve quality where we can but also keep the things that work.”

“We have started facilitating a family/carer led bi-monthly forum which directly feeds back to the SELTCP Board. We are now looking to expand by recruiting new members. Soon we will start work interviewing people in Assessment and Treatment units and/or Mental Health Hospitals and in-patient services including community support services to get their views on what is and is not working. This will also include partnership working with Respond on this contract too which we are looking forward to”

We will provide updates on this work later in the year.

If you are interested in finding out more about the SELTCP forum or would like to apply to be a forum member then please contact Edith Scott, SELTCP lead at Three Cs:

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone: 0208 269 4340

The closing date for expressing your interest is 1st September 2017.

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