The Big Plan 2018-2021

The Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Health and Social Care Joint Commissioning Strategy for Adults with learning disabilities

Purpose of The Big Plan

How Bournemouth Borough Council, Borough of Poole and Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group want to work together to provide health and social care services for adults with learning disabilities.

The Big Plan was developed in partnership with Bournemouth and Poole Learning Disability Partnership Board, with the support of People First Forum (was Bournemouth People First and Poole Forum) and family carers.

The Big Plan has 7 Big Aims:

  • where I live
  • staying healthy
  • having a good life
  • the right care and support
  • keeping safe
  • becoming an adult
  • support for my family

The Big Plan has been produced as an easy read document and is accompanied by the ‘Big Plan – Work Plan’ for the next 3 years and a more detailed appendix report, entitled ‘The Big Plan – Extra Information’.

From 1 April 2019 the Big Plan will be delivered by the newly merged local authority (Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole) and the Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group. 

If you would like any further information please contact Amanda Wheeler (Bournemouth and Poole Learning Disability Partnership Board Coordinator) on 01202 261039 or email