Everyone deserves a place to call home. The Winterbourne View Joint Improvement Programme (JIP) is working to help achieve a significant and permanent reduction in the number of people with learning disabilities and autism in secure hospitals or assessment and treatment units.

As part of the Department of Health's Transforming Care programme, we are helping to ensure that when people are discharged from hospital they are appropriately and sustainably supported in their community to live a safe, independent and fulfilling life.

Winterbourne View Joint Improvement Programme – Easy read version (PDF, 4 pages, 1.2MB large file)

The JIP is led by the Local Government Association (LGA) and NHS England, and funded by the Department of Health.

Our work

Support to local areas

Helping local areas transform services.

Information, learning and sharing

Sharing information and learning to help local areas improve services.

Engagement and co-production

The engagement with individuals and their families is the golden thread linking together all parts of the programme.

Children and young people

We are embedding early intervention and life-course planning across all our activity.

Finding Common Purpose

We are working on a person-centred procurement strategy which will make it easier for commissioners to buy care, as well as suggest ways to develop and maintain a local provider market. We are also developing a provider protocol and action learning set that commissioners, providers and service user forums can use to sort out problems locally.


Workforce development is a crucial part of the programme.

Useful information library

This resource page brings together all of this existing information together with some of the new resources that are being created to support the Transforming Care programme of work.

New governance arrangements and the JIP

Find out about the work of the Transforming Care Programme and how the JIP fits into the new governance arrangements.


Our monthly bulletin provides a regular update on the programme.

To receive this bulletin, email WVJIP@local.gov.uk.

Improving Lives

Ensuring that the former Winterbourne View residents and others are getting good quality care and support.

Find out more


NHS England publishes quarterly data on transfer dates for people with learning disabilities, autism and behaviour that challenges. The data published on 14 November is the position as of 30 September 2014.

Quarterly data reports

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