IPC webinar on market shaping: commissioning an ordinary life for people with a learning disability and/or autism who display behaviour that challenges

IPC Principal Consultant Sarah Broadhurst delivered a webinar which considered how to commission to deliver an ordinary life for people with a learning disability and/or autism who display behaviour that challenges. 

The webinar was aimed at commissioners  with a focus on a whole system approach to shaping the market.  It was delivered by the Institute of Public Care on behalf of the Local Government Association. 

The webinar:

  • Explored market shaping activities that take a whole system, lifespan approach to commissioning for people with a learning disability and/or autism, enabling them to live good lives in the community;  
  • Considered research undertaken by IPC on market shaping and the development of learning disability market position statements;
  • Worked through some of the key challenges to shaping the market and identify solutions and approaches to overcoming these;
  • Looked at the quality of the market and provision as part of the development of market position statements;
  • Signposted participants to useful resources and tools on market shaping activity.

The online event attracted a good number of participants and there was the opportunity to consider a number of interesting questions.   The webinar addressed a difficult area that many people are still trying to navigate.

IPC has been involved in supporting colleagues to develop market shaping for a number of years.  You can find out more about this on our website.