Until recently, people who use specialised mental health, learning disability and autism services often had to be cared for many miles from their home and families. They would also spend longer in hospital because of the way services were organised.
Today, the Provider Collaborative Programme (previously known as New Care Models), addresses these issues.
It does this by allowing NHS and independent organisations to work together, on an agreed footprint, to deliver services for people that are closer to home.
The Thames Valley & Wessex Adult Secure Provider Collaborative has recently taken over responsibility for the care pathways, budget and services for specialised mental health, learning disability and autism across the Thames Valley and Wessex region.
The aims of the Provider Collaborative are to:
This is an important change in the way services are planned, funded and provided. It means that people who use these services and the clinicians, in partnership, will have greater influence and involvement. This, in turn, will mean that the Provider Collaborative reinvests funding into improved community services and care pathways for people and their families.
This is a prescribed app. It should only be used alongside a face to face intervention provided by a mental health worker. Check with your local service to see if they subscribe to the app.