The HOPE(S) model is an ambitious human rights based approach to working with individuals in segregation developed from research and clinical practice. The clinical model was developed by Mersey Care and reduces the use of long term segregation sometimes experienced by autistic adults, adults with a learning disability and children and young people. It is funded by NHS England and Improvement.


The programme's outcomes will be evaluated by an independent research body and the work is subject to a National Oversight Group which meets quarterly to provide governance. The independent evaluation is an important part of understanding the impact of the model on people in services and teams providing a robust evidence base and making sure the HOPE(S) is delivering goals supporting the evidence base and sustaining HOPE(S). Timelines will be published shortly and we expect to see significant progress in the initial three year period.


Long term organisational and system impact


Workforce capability and development


Culture and practice change


Individual and family quality of life