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Transforming Care: Review of Respite Services for People with Learning Disabilities and Complex Needs


Transforming Care: Review of Respite Services for People with Learning Disabilities and Complex Needs

Public consultation – 4 September 2017 to 10 November 2017

NHS South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Clinical Commissioning Group (‘the CCGs’) have launched a 10-week formal public consultation on proposed changes to respite opportunities for people with complex needs, learning disabilities and/or autism.

The consultation, which will run from Monday 4 September 2017 to Friday 10 November 2017 follows a joint review of health respite services for people with learning disabilities and complex needs, and their families and carers, across Teesside.  Further information is available below.

The consultation is in line with the national and regional ‘Transforming Care’ agenda, looking at how people with learning disabilities and their families and carers can use a bigger range of different types of services, closer to where they live.  Importantly, there should be less reliance on services that are provided within hospital, making sure there are good services available in the community.

The CCGs have produced a number of documents to help people understand the background to the consultation, and offer opportunities to take part in the consultation.  This includes completing a survey, or attending a public meeting.  Please see below for further information.  If you have any queries about the consultation, please contact the Communications and Engagement team on 0191 374 2795 or email necsu.engagement@nhs.net.

Consultation documents

Consultation narrative document

Easyread consultation narrative

Consultation booklet

Stakeholder briefing

Press release

Frequently asked questions

Consultation events poster

Get involved

The times and dates of our public consultation events are show in the table below.  If you wish to attend one of the public events, please register via Eventbrite (links in the table below) or by telephoning 0191 374 2795.  Please let us know at the time of registering if you have any special requirements.