Implementing and embedding The 5 Good Communication Standards within Itellectual Disability and Development Services

11/08/2014 by Ann Incerti

Following the Winterbourne View Review, the Department of Health developed a programme of action that included producing. 5 Good Communication Standards; These were published to promote reasonable adjustments to meet the speech, language and communication needs of people in specialist learning disability and/or autism hospital and residential settings. These standards are best practice for all adults with communication difficulties using local services. Therefore in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire commissioners have included in the Quality Schedule for 2014-15 the embedding of these standards into all services across the Trust a tool has been devised by Specalist Services and rate whether a team and/or place of work are red (not started), amber (working towards) or green (fully achieved) for meeting these 5 standards