Recommendation ID

Effective components of integrated regional services for people with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges:- What are the effective components of an integrated regional service for people with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges across health and social care (including pooling budgets
and other resources)?
What are the barriers and facilitators to pooling budgets and other resources across regions?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- The Winterbourne View Review Action Group and the Transforming care programme recommended that health and social care services should pool budgets. However, reports from the National Audit Office highlight that there has been little evidence of this happening in practice.
Research is needed to know what mechanisms enable or stop this practice from happening, and whether the practice results in better outcomes for people with a learning disability.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges: service design and delivery
Date issued
March 2018

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 31/03/2018