Integrated Services for Children and Young People with a Disability in Conwy

Keywords

  • children and young people
  • commissioning
  • integration
  • learning disability
  • service transformation
  • Wales

Date: February 2019

Type: Case Study

The study offers an example of effective integration both at operational level, with professionals and agencies working with individual families to assess need and develop appropriate solutions and at a strategic level by the integrated commissioning of a range of care and support services that respond to complex needs and improve outcomes for children and their families.

It describes a number of different approaches to integration including the Council’s All Age Disability Service, the Early Years Child Development Centre jointly run by Health and Social Care, the Child and Adolescent Learning Disability Service and a special school and residential facility. Integration both within and across these services is helping to keep children with disabilities and complex needs at home with family or foster carers and offer opportunities for progression, leading to improved life