Toby PriceLB Sutton July 2010 Learning from one area applied to another
Sutton Disability Partnership for Children and Young PeopleImproving the lives of disabled children and young people, and their families
But ….. TRANSITION! • Inherently difficult life-change for families • Structures that don’t match up • Different funding streams • Different legislation • Different priorities • Different policies • Multiple cultures • Strongly held, conflicting beliefs
Transition Partnership Board • Young people
Transition one year on • Better understanding • Vision and Principles • Protocol • Transition health check big issues affecting outcomes we agree we must tackle
Question • As LAs and PCTs focus on cutting spending, will the arrangements we have all developed for partnership and participation (a) survive and (b) continue to serve a purpose?
Current threats to Partnership and Participation • Retreat to silos: from collaboration to cost-shunting • Participation costs money but is not core business • Savings not optional – so why consult? • Power relationships laid bare • Mindset shifts from “involve in decisions” to “manage expectations”