In a joint bid, NNPCF and Contact have been awarded a three year contract to be the strategic partners for NHS England’s Children and Young People’s Learning Disability and Autism Team, focussing on parent carer coproduction.
This means that the NNPCF will be involved in key elements of the development, implementation and review of the NHS Long Term Plan in relation to children and young people with a learning disability or autism (LDA).
The contract covers areas such as:
- The response to covid 19
- Supporting regional and local parent carer forums to engage in the NHS Long Term Plan
- Sharing information with parent carer forums about the long-term plan and providing feedback to the NHS LDA team on the lived experience of families
- Attending key boards and decision making bodies.
We have already started this work. Find more:
- Webinar recording about NHS England learning disability and autism pilots in NHS regions
- Autism Schools Project download
- Webinar recording about admissions avoidance for children and young people, what the NHS is doing and how PCFs can help
- Webinar recording about learning disability and autism in the NHS Long Term Plan
This contract is limited to national work. We believe that the NHS should also fund regional and local PCFs. Decision making and monies around regional and local implementation are devolved to the NHS regions and we continue to have conversations with regional NHS leaders to secure funding for all PCF regions (currently only the South West is funded).
Find out more about what the NHS Long Term Plan says about learning disabilities and autism.