Our adult learning disabilities teams have made tremendous progress this year transforming our services to improve health outcomes for local people. This has been all about reducing health inequalities, minimising inpatient admissions by providing care closer to home and helping people with learning disabilities access mainstream health services.
We’ve worked extremely closely with our commissioners across Wakefield, Calderdale, Kirklees and Barnsley as well as our local authority colleagues to create a transformed service which truly puts people at the heart of care. Our new ways of working mean that for the first time referrals all come in to one point and teams across a range of disciplines work together to decide the best treatment for people. We’re working more closely than ever before with our partners in GP practices hospitals and the community too.