Just Checking has launched a Multi-Person Kit, for supported living houses for adults with learning disabilities. The kit establishes the need (or not) for night sleeping staff, and highlights opportunities for more efficient deployment of staff, and more independence for service users.
Adults with learning disabilities services account for a quarter of all adult social care spending. With major pressure on budgets, these costly services are under scrutiny.
Warrington Borough Council recently piloted Just Checking in 6 shared houses, each with sleeping night staff, and concluded that this high level of support was not necessary. The council is now re-shaping the service, using half of the savings to invest in telecare to manage safety risks and remote night support staff who will cover all 6 houses if needed.