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Transforming care partnerships

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The Transforming Care Programme was a national programme to develop community services and close inpatient facilities for people with a learning disability and/or autism who display behaviours that challenge, including those with a mental health condition.

In response to the national programme, the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Transforming Care Partnership was established in January 2016 bringing together Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and the six local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) – Cannock Chase CCG, East Staffordshire CCG, North Staffordshire CCG, South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCG, Stafford and Surrounds CCG and Stoke-on-Trent CCG. NHS England Specialised Commissioning and Local Area Teams, on behalf of health and care users, are also represented.

Heather Johnstone, Senior Responsible Officer for the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent TCP and Director of Nursing and Quality at the CCGs introduces the series of videos:



Throughout the programme a number of challenges were identified by the CCGs and providers – watch this video to find out what they were:


To ensure the programme would meet the needs of the users, we undertook a number of engagement opportunities – this video explains what we did:


Following the challenges identified and what we were told during the engagement exercise, we learned a lot from the programme:

Preventing admission

Our key priority throughout this programme was preventing admissions when it’s not necessary – watch this video to understand more:                              


We are keen to embed what we have learnt going forward and use our learning to provide better services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism:


We are proud to have improved the care of people with learning disabilities and/or autism and this video explains how we made a difference:   


Hear from some of the users:

Dawn’s story

Jo’s story

To find out more about the national programme visit