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Exception to Covid-19 Stay Home Guidance for adults with Learning Disabilities and Autism 

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On 9 April 2020, a letter was sent by Cornwall Council to registered providers regarding exceptions to the Stay Home Guidance for adults with Learning Disabilities and Autism who, due to the complex nature of their specific needs, at times require support outside of their home environements on occasions more than once a day.

This guidance has been authorised by NHS England and Mark Boult, Assistant Chief Constable Devon and Cornwall Police. 

Coronavirus Easy-Read

Public Health England is in the process of producing Easy Read on Coronavirus which will be circulated once available. In the meantime, Inclusion North have produced a Coronavirus Easy Read document which may be of use. 

Some other useful resources are linked below: 

Commissioners are developing Market Position Statements for the Adult Social Care Market in Cornwall, together with an overall Market Position Statement of Social Care in Cornwall. The Market Position Statement is currently being developed and there will be an event later in 2020 that providers will be invited to attend to help shape the Market Position Statement.

If you are considering Supportive Lifestyles or simply want more information on how Supportive Lifestyles could positively influence you or someone you know, please take a look at our Supportive Lifestyles leaflet for further details.

The Supportive Lifestyles Pathway, and Supportive Lifestyles Commissioning Intentions outline the plans for the future development and update of care and support services within Cornwall.

Provider Forums

Cornwall Council and NHS Kernow have set up joint provider forums with the Supportive Lifestyle providers. These forums are to enable commissioners and providers to meet and share good practice, developments and challenges. The first of these took place on the 2 November 2018. These forums will be provider led and take place twice a year.

The agenda and presentation from 2nd November 2018 Provider Forum are available to view, as well as the presentation about technology enabled care given by Sarah Scrivener.

The agenda and presentation from 24th May 2019 provider forum are also available to view, as well as the presentations that were given by guest speakers. This includes a presentation by Sarah Scrivener and Tracie North about technology enabled care; a presentation given by Havencare South West about the set-up of the Porthpean Supported Living Scheme; and a presentation given by Clare Hall-Davies about the Developing Skills for Business Project.

The next provider forum will take place in Autumn 2020.

If you would like to suggest an item for the agenda, or would like to receive some further information, please contact

Contract Management

Cornwall Council and NHS Kernow will be jointly reviewing the quarterly returns from Providers, and key stakeholders from both organisations will jointly attend and run the contract review meetings.

There will be quarterly review meetings for providers who are considered strategic and critical by the SCOT classification, and there will be a minimum of yearly contract meetings with all providers regardless of size.

You may find the Guidance Notes helpful for completing your workbook return. If you have any further questions please contact the 

A Cornwall Council scheme of 7 new and spacious one bedroom homes in Porthpean near St Austell, was officially opened on 27th March 2019.  The scheme is designed to support learning disabled adults with a range of eligible health and social care needs to live independently.

Investment for this scheme has demonstrated effective collaborative working between Housing colleagues, Cornwall Housing and Commissioners. Investment in terms of assistive technology and enhancements to the building specification has been made from the Department of Health grant that Cornwall was awarded in 2016, social care capital funds and funding from the HRA, in the form of HRA ‘1-4-1’ receipts have financed this scheme.

You can read more about this Supported Living Scheme in the press release.

You may be interested to read the Transforming Care Partnership Cornwall Newsletter, which was established in the summer of 2019, and will be distributed on a quarterly basis.