The programme includes partnership work alongside local organisations and care agencies, responding to the need for equality and choice for individuals with learning disabilities at end of life.
We are currently working with:
Plymouth People First
Livewell Southwest – Community Learning Disabilities Team
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust – Learning Disabilities Team
Two Trees Care Homes
Honeybourne Care Home
Plymouth City Council
NHS NEW Devon CCG
The partnership programme responds to local need but primarily has three key work streams:
- Influencing Health and Social Care Commissioning Strategy
- Implementing an Integrated Care Pathway
- Educational/workforce development and raising public awareness.
Through working together as a partnership, an end of life steering group has been created. As a result of the steering group, a future end of life care plan document for individuals with learning disabilities has been launched. The visually-driven booklet supports people to think, talk about and write down how and where they would like to be cared for in the future. It also helps to inform future decision making if they are not in a position to either make and/or communicate their health or social care choices at a later date.