Commissioning an ordinary life for people with learning disabilities

A new paper prepared by IPC reviews the role and ability of commissioners responsible for Learning Disability services to implement policy and be transformational leaders.   

'Commissioning an ordinary life' reviews the role and ability of commissioners to implement policy against the IPC Commissioning Cycle and our experience of working with commissioners across the UK over the past 29 years.

The Transforming Care Programme and the failure to meet targets illustrate that policy implementation in the arena of learning disabilities is still a pertinent issue.  The paper notes that empowering commissioners to be transformational leaders and enabling them to secure good outcomes for people with learning disabilities will require broadening the responsibilities for creating an inclusive society beyond health and social care.

The paper is published in the Tizard Learning Disability Review.

IPC supports commissioners and providers with developing, transforming and evaluating services for people with learning disabilities across the UK.  If you would like to find out how we can help you, please contact us on 01865-790312 or by e-mail to ipc@brookes.ac.uk.