Learning Disability and Autism

The establishment of an IMPACT Learning Disability and Autism Steering Group, with a remit to inform and involve community mental health service colleagues such as Transforming Care Partnerships (TCPs), is an example of our commitment to working with others for the benefit of patients.

This sees us connecting with clinical commissioning groups, NHS England’s specialised commissioners and local authorities across the East Midlands to improve services for people with a learning disability, autism or both and their families and carers.

This work focuses on exploring how we can jointly safely discharge forensic patients from secure hospital settings and improve community and residential services so that people can live as independently as possible near their family and friends with the right staff with the right skills supporting them.