Finding out more about Virtual Wards

VODG and our Valuing People Alliance Partners are asking people, families and supporters and paid staff to share their views on virtual wards, what adjustments are needed and how they work for people with learning disabilities and autistic people.

13 Oct 2023
by Sarah Woodhouse

As part of the Valuing People Alliance, we want to understand more about virtual wards to make sure the right kinds of reasonable adjustments are built in. 

Virtual wards are sometimes called Hospital at home and mean you stay at home instead of going to the hospital if you are very ill, so you get the healthcare you need at home instead of in a hospital.

  • We want to learn more about the experiences or awareness of people with learning disabilities, or autistic people have about Virtual Wards.
  • We want to find out how virtual wards work for people who share their accommodation with others, for example in supported living. 
  • We also want to find out how virtual wards will impact people living on their own or with family members

We hope to use the findings to produce a short guide, so people with a learning disability or autistic people can be better supported at home by health professionals, carers, loved ones or family members in a Virtual Ward. 

NDTi are hosting several surveys, all of which are anonymous:

Please share widely within your networks.

The Valuing People Alliance, which consists of 7 organisations:

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