Hounslow Council and partners crowned winners at Health Investor Awards

This month, Hounslow Council and North West London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) together with Positive Behaviour support consultancy won the award for Public/Private Partnership.

Published: Tuesday, 5th July 2022

Image of Cllr Lily Bath and The Hounslow Positive Behaviour Support service.

This month, Hounslow Council and North West London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) together with Positive Behaviour support consultancy won the award for Public/Private Partnership for their Positive Behaviour Support service at the Health Investor awards 2022.

Hounslow Council and the NHS are working in partnership with Positive Behaviour Support Consultancy to provide comprehensive support to children with a range of complex health needs – including children with autism and children with intellectual disabilities.

Positive Behaviour Support Consultancy engages children and young people, and their families, that are at risk of crisis and provides support to keep them safe in the community, reducing admissions to mental health wards and out of area residential placements.

Councillor Lily Bath, Cabinet Member for Children, Learning and Employment, said:

“This is a fantastic outcome for Hounslow’s children and young people. The Hounslow Positive Behaviour Support service is providing them and their families with greater choice in the support they need and receive.

“It’s a great example of our partnership approach in action, with the service being delivered by a compassionate, skilled and dedicated group of multi-disciplinary practitioners.

“I would like to thank them for bringing meaningful change to the quality of life for our children and young people with complex health needs who are some of the most vulnerable in our communities.”

The partnership was officially named the winner by the Health Investor awards judges, overcoming strong competition, due to the “high added value and high value for money achieved whilst providing innovative and sensitive services to a very challenging and sometimes neglected category of patients.” The judges said “What an amazing service – keeping vulnerable people near/at their homes. This needs to be showcased and rolled out across the UK.”

Sarah Wakeling, CEO of Positive Behaviour Support Consultancy, added:  

“We are absolutely thrilled with this award. Public/private partnerships represent a way of working that we believe is vital to achieving outstanding outcomes for our clients. We have provided vital support in the challenging context of the pandemic and have done it with partnership working at the heart, working in collaboration, and sharing the best of both our systems to achieve greater things together.

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