The DSP has been developed to provide timely support for individuals with a Learning Disability, Autism or both whose health or wellbeing is deteriorating. It aims to ensure they can continue to stay well at home in the community. The goal is to identify concerns early and provide additional support that will prevent further deterioration or escalation that could lead to a crisis.
The DSP is also for patients returning to the community after an inpatient stay. A multi-agency meeting (MAM) can be set up to monitor the delivery and suitability of their discharge plan.