The Learning Disability Intensive Support Service (LDISS) commissioned by the CCG and County Council has been highlighted as ‘best practice’ by NHS England.

The service, provided by 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, offers support for children, young people and adults to prevent the need for stays in hospital and facilities outside the county.

Available 365 days a year, LDISS can provide hands on support over a 24 hour period to clients and health professionals. The team can also provide 24 hour telephone advice and support to people.

Since 1 April 2014, over 150 people have used the service, including those who were at risk of potential placement breakdown (i.e. having to move/leave current place of residence) or hospital stays.