Commissioning services for adults with learning disabilities or autism
The role of quality information in commissioning social care services for adults with learning disabilities or autism - a survey of commissioners in England
Duration of Study in the UK
0 years, 11 months, 31 days
This survey is part of a larger project that investigates how and what type of evidence about the quality and outcomes of services is used in decision-making about adult social care services for people with learning disabilities or autism. The project has three phases: the first phase consisted of the review of literature on the use of quality information (Turnpenny & Beadle-Brown, 2014) as well as decision-aids available on-line. The second phase explored the experiences of decision-making about services, particularly how the quality of services is considered in the process, using semi-structured qualitative interviews with people with learning disabilities/autism, family carers, advocates and local authority care managers. This study is the third and final phase of the project and it is a mixed methods study consisting of a cross-sectional survey and semi-structured interviews with commissioners responsible for commissioning services for adults with learning disabilities or autism in England. The study aims to collect information about commissioning strategies and practices as well as the main challenges to commissioning high quality services for people with learning disabilities or autism.