CSSIW announces inspection of care and support for adults with a learning disability

The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has announced a national inspection looking at the quality, efficiency and safety of the care and support provided for adults with a learning disability.

The inspection will consider how good local authority social services are at achieving outcomes that matter to people and look at the factors that drive good outcomes for people as well as the barriers.

It will also assess the level of quality of information, advice, assistance, assessment and care planning provided for people with learning disabilities and how well they are recognised as full citizens; equal in status and value to other citizens.
The CSSIW intend to:

  • Work with the All Wales Forum of Parents and Carers to facilitate a series of focus groups with parents and carers across Wales.
  • Work with All Wales People First to help them engage productively with people with learning disabilities during the inspection.
  • Meet with providers of supported accommodation for people with learning disabilities to discuss the key questions for the inspection.
  • Explore additional, relevant questions for the national inspection during their routine inspection of regulated services for people with learning disabilities.
  • Carry out detailed inspections in 6 local authorities between November 2015 and January 2016.

At the end of March 2016, CSSIW will produce an all-Wales report containing the key findings from the inspection series, recommendations for improvement and the implications for policy and practice. Authorities will then be asked to produce improvement plans.

More information can be found here including an Plain English document explaining what the inspection will be doing.