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Green Light Toolkit

​The Green Light Toolkit is from the National Development Team for Inclusion.

It is an audit (a way of checking) how well Mental Health services meet the needs of people with Learning Disability and/or Autism. It then informs the development of plans to improve Mental Health services for people with Learning Disability and/or autism.

The toolkit has 27 standards to make sure that reasonable adjustments are in place, to provide fair and equitable services that meet peoples’ needs. These include assessments, accessible information, personal care, physical health and equalities.

The Greenlight standards form the basis of the NSFT learning disability and/or Autism strategy which is called: Green light for Mental Health, which was launch on 3 October 2017.

It sets out NSFT intend to improve access and equality for people with learning disability and/or autism for the next five years.

This plan was written in partnership with Green Light champions, service users and partner organisations.

Launch events

Following a series of stakeholder workshops, our Trust has developed an LD/Autism Strategy which was voted by you to be called Green Light for Mental Health Services 2017 – 2021. 

To thank people for their involvement in the production of the strategy and to celebrate its launch, we are hosting events in Norfolk and Suffolk.

The events aim to thank people for their involvement in the production of the strategy and will look forward to its implementation to ensure mental health services meet the needs of people with a learning disability and/or Autism.  


Tuesday, 5 December, 1.30pm-4.30pm, Kesgrave Conference Centre, Twelve Acre Approach, Kesgrave, Ipswich, IP5 1JF

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Thursday, 14 December, 1.30pm-4.30pm, King's Centre, 63-75 King Street, Norwich, NR1 1PH

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For more information, call: 01473 266296

Green Light Champions

The Champions will promote best practice around the care and treatment of people with Learning Disability and/or autism while they are being treated within generic mental health services.

Each team within the Trust will have a member of staff identified as a Green Light Champion, someone who has a special interest in meeting the needs of people with a Learning Disability and/or Autism.

There are currently 140 Green Light champions in NFST and a number of Champions in our partner organisations.

We also have service user champions who are experts by experience and support the work of the Green Light Toolkit, and are included in all aspects of development.