What is the NHS in Gloucestershire doing?

Gloucestershire CCG will:

  • Commission (buy) high quality general and specialist health services for people with learning disabilities
  • Jointly commission (buy) services for people who challenge services and those with complex needs
  • Work with Local Authorities and others to address the social factors which can affect the health of people with learning disabilities.

CCGs need to give particular consideration to commissioning (buying) services for people with learning disabilities because they experience poorer health than the general population, differences which are to a large extent avoidable.

Gloucestershire CCG is tackling these health and other inequalities by working with Gloucestershire County Council and other agencies to deliver the Big Plan.

The Big Plan tells everyone what the NHS and Gloucestershire County Council want services to be like for people with learning disabilities in the next five years. They want to make sure that they help make people’s lives better.

Find out more about the Big Plan here

Find Easy Read information about Your Health & Services to Help You here.

Gloucestershire Voices is a user-led self advocacy organisation for adults with learning disabilities.

Self advocacy means that people can learn to speak up for themselves and others.

To find out about Services specifically for people with learning disabilities visit:

http://www.2gether.nhs.uk/services-for-people-with-learning-disabilities