The Driving Up Quality Code is a voluntary code of conduct written as a response to the abuse at Winterbourne View. The code was created by the Driving Up Quality Alliance, made up of national member organisations that collectively represent 80% of all learning disability service providers in the country. It was launched in September 2013 at the House of Commons. The code is endorsed by the Minister of State for Care and Support, Norman Lamb (who contributed a foreword), the Department of Health and the Care Quality Commission. Its primary aims include improving quality in learning disabilities services and promoting a culture of honesty and transparency. Organisations that sign up to the Driving Up Quality Code are expected to assess themselves annually and publish what they find, with an action plan for improvement.
West Lancs Positive Living have been heavily involved in the initiative.
Our May 2015 Action Plan is here- DUQ WLPL Action Plan May 2015
Find out more about the Driving Up Quality Code- here.
West Lancs Positive Living celebrated its 10th Anniversary in 2015, some photos from our Anniversary event are below, held at Skelmersdale Cricket Club on the 28th April 2015.