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Commissioning Services for People with a Learning Disability: Good Practice Guidance

Guidance | November 2017

This good practice guidance was developed for the National Commissioning Board for Wales to help Regional Partnership Boards to develop their own approaches to the integrated commissioning of services for people with a learning disability.

The guidance will support Regional Partnership Boards to follow the principles underpinning the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 in terms of starting from the point of helping individuals to lead an ordinary life with dignity, and co-producing appropriate solutions to help the individual and their family achieve the outcomes important to them. This, rather than immediately focusing on expensive service options, should be the starting point.

The guidance looks at the role of the strategic commissioner and explores how to commissioning ‘good lives’.