Clenton Farquharson on being ‘in control’ this Christmas
- Last Updated : 23 December 2013
If I had a Christmas wish it would be to see us reclaim
'independent living' from a term that seems to mean 'living alone'
back to what it should be - being able to live the life you want to
live and be supported to do so.
Finding a way to unite for genuine inclusion
- Last Updated : 20 December 2013
In our series of Christmas blogs about what it means to be 'in
control' at this time of year, our Chief Executive Julie
Stansfield, Sam Clarke from Inclusion North and Sian Lockwood from
Community Catalysts talk about their hopes for 2014.
Les Scaife reveals why being ‘in control’ is so important this Christmas
- Last Updated : 18 December 2013
What being in control has meant this year is that my son Brian
has been able to go out and do his own Christmas shopping with the
support from his PA.
At this time of the year we will all be together as a family
over the Christmas, but after that Bri...
Economic pen-pictures of circles
- Last Updated : 10 December 2013
Martin Routledge talks about why he believes circles are the key
to bridging the gap between people, communities and the state.
Latest blog - Personalising Homecare
- Last Updated : 29 January 2013
What can commissioners and providers do to make homecare support
more personal for the people that use it? This was the question
discussed in a meeting between myself and the management team of
the United Kingdom Homecare Association about a year ago....
Blog - Getting the Act together on personal budgets
- Last Updated : 27 February 2013
In Control has just sent through a submission to the
pre-legislative scrutiny committee on the Care and Support Bill,
being chaired by former minister Paul Burstow. (See below).
This is our second submission - you wait for one submission and
Pooling personal budgets: another way to make personalisation real
- Last Updated : 18 December 2012
In September I blogged about the project In Control carried out
in the north-west of England earlier this year -twenty nine
ways of making personalisation real. I'm now going to
add number thirty to the list, that is the pooling of
personal budgets, ...