The purpose of this paper is to describe how, as part of a national initiative led by NHS England and key partners, it is transforming lives by helping people with a learning disability, autism or both to live more independent and better quality lives in their own home rather than spending many years in hospital unnecessarily.
The methodology applied was to capture the real experience of a person with a learning disability, autism or both who successfully moved from long-term hospital care to home. This was achieved through developing a narrative story by capturing their experiences in their own words and the words of the individual’s support team who made this life changing event possible.
This story shows how with the right planning and support, people with a learning disability can live in their own homes, gain their independence and be supported to take risks.
This is an original case study that has not been published previously and has been written for the sole purpose of this journal.
The author would like to acknowledge and thank individuals with a learning disability, autism or both and partners across Northern England for their contributions.
Turner, U. (2019), "North Cumbria and North East Transforming Care, transforming lives case study", Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, Vol. 13 No. 1, pp. 25-30. https://doi.org/10.1108/AMHID-03-2018-0011Download as .RIS
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