The Essex Learning Disability Partnership (ELDP) is a partnership between Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) and Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT). The partnership was formed in 2017 and is responsible for all NHS learning disability community and inpatient services across Essex. Importantly, people who use our services and their families and carers were able to contribute to the development of the Partnership at the outset.
Guided by the words and thoughts of people who use our services, we were able to establish five main principles (see below) that express what good quality care look like and are a consistent thread in the way that we work within the Partnership.
Equality is not about treating everyone the same; it is about ensuring that access to opportunities are available to all by taking account of people’s differing needs and capabilities. Our aim is to eliminate health inequalities and promote equal access to appropriate and quality services.