Transforming Care Programme


Transforming Care is a national programme, which focuses on improving services for people with:

  • learning disabilities
  • autism
  • severe mental health problems
  • behaviour that challenges

The North East Transforming Care Programme covers the North East and North Cumbria.

Aims of programme

The programme aims to:

  • make sure individuals are supported within the local community, to avoid unnecessary admissions to specialist learning disability or mental health hospitals
  • make sure individuals have the right to the same opportunities as anyone else
  • make services in the community better, so children and young people can get their health care at home or near to where they live

It also aims to make sure children and young people:

  • have a good quality of life, are treated with respect and feel at home in their local community 
  • are kept safe but at the same time be supported to take positive risks 
  • have choices and control over their lives 
  • make sure support is provided in the least restrictive way 
  • get equal health outcomes to the rest of the population
  • have the right to the same opportunities as anyone else

See: NHS: Transforming Care Partnerships.

Other services

    STOMP - stopping over medication of people with a learning disability and / or autism 
    STAMP - supporting treatment and appropriate medication in paediatrics
  • Annual Health Checks
    Your child / young person may be eligible for an Annual Health Check.