Commissioning Guidance for People with Learning Disabilities

Welcome to the Good Practice Guidance on Commissioning Services for People with Learning Disabilities.

This guidance has been developed by the National Commissioning Board for Wales (NCB), who

  • appointed the Institute of Public Care, Oxford Brookes University to support its development; and
  • worked in partnership with representatives from the regions and the Learning Disability Advisory Group.

Designed to provide high level guidance to support the implementation of the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014 in relation to commissioning services for people with learning disabilities, it will eventually be supplemented by more detailed guidance in relation to specific service areas, beginning with supported living services.

In addition to providing guidance in relation to commissioning, this resource also acts as a tool against which commissioners can examine their current commissioning practice.

Links (Organsiations): Institute of Public Care, Oxford Brookes University

Links (Resources): Practice guidance on developing a commissioning strategy for people with a learning disability (Welsh Government)

For more information contact: Maria Bell


The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) represents the interests of local government and promotes local democracy in Wales.

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