How can we ensure people with learning disabilities get a life, not a service? asks Ruth Gorman from Imagine, Act, Succeed (IAS) Sometimes, great ideas and change can begin with just an offhand conversation. This was certainly the case with a pilot programme for a different model of social care service that IAS has been implementing with Oldham Council recently. The idea came out of a conversation I had with Paul Cassidy, adult services director at Oldham Council, about a year ago. We were discussing the extreme pressures on adult social care funding and how some radical thinking was needed
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