Leeds City Council Adult Social Care has fully embraced strengths-based approaches in the delivery of its social services responsibilities.
Several of the experts by experience that we spoke to stressed the importance of evaluating services from the perspective of people with a learning disability, and particularly seeking the opinions of those who use them.
The development of a transitions service offered by Hammersmith & Fulham Council demonstrates the good practice set out in several key domains of this outcomes and improvement framework.
Hammersmith & Fulham Council, in collaboration with partner organisations, and the Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) have developed arrangements which demonstrate that safeguarding can go beyond a single focus of protection to a wider and more significant role of helping people to live the lives they want to live.
Darlington is an example of a council that demonstrates good practice across all six domains of this outcomes and improvement framework and achieves excellent outcomes for people with a learning disability. It has also consistently realised significant efficiency savings.