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|Which organisations are involved?||How individuals can apply?||Who to Contact|
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|Continence Products||Children with Special,Educational Needs||Provide Continence Service||Speak with your Continence,Nurse or contact the Continence Team||
The CCG currently commissions their continence service from Provide; the provision of continence supplies was identified as a service where some individuals would value choice and control. Engagement with providers and families and young people in Mid Essex identified that whilst many families are happy with the current service, there are families that would greatly value an alternative option for how they receive continence products and the products themselves.
The initial offer will be available to Children with special educational needs that have been assessed as requiring long term support from the continence service and require the greatest level of continence products.
Future steps and expansion
Our priority for 2016/17 is to work with stakeholders to develop this offer, and to develop clear processes and policies. Our future aim is to develop a service that supports children through transition to adults. Learning during 2016/17 will inform the viability, value and a way forward for the future expansion of PHBs.
Individuals with Learning Disabilities
On behalf of Mid Essex CCG, West Essex CCG currently commissions LD services from Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust (HPFT) and Anglian Community Enterprise (ACE). The contracts are managed through integrated commissioning arrangements with Essex County Council (ECC). West Essex CCG is currently exploring with the above named providers the possibilities of offering Personal Health Budgets. An exploratory meeting between Mid Essex CCG and ECC identified some services currently provided by ECC which could be starting points for the LD PHB local offer. An analysis of Mid Essex CCG’s Continuing Healthcare PHBs in place and those at the initial stages of the process has shown that 33.33% of individuals with a PHB or applying for a PHB had a learning disability. The CCG will be studying the support plans in place for this cohort and using the information attained to scope the potential for future PHB offer to individuals with learning disabilities.
Further activities to facilitate expansion
Mid Essex CCG will continue to work with their providers, commissioners and people to scope services and individuals for who PHBs would add value. Through this process there will be changes where necessary to offer personalised services through virtual/ notional, direct payments and third party budgets.