I'm sure you're all super busy right now - preparing yourselves
for either the busiest or quietest week of the year, attending many
year-end gatherings and dealing with the pressure of having to come
up with some new year's resolutions! I'll therefore be
I hope you all have a
great end to 2014! It has been a hard year for many.
Confidence in people being in control has been up and down
like a yoyo, making it very difficult to plan and to make
decisions. The personalisation boom and online social media
have either been a gift or a curse depending on the impact they
have had on you.
There has been much discussion during
the course of the year about the state and future of
personalisation in public services.
Here's to hoping that
2015 is a better year. That the new legislation settles down
many debates, that we are able to work together in harmony for a
vision that continues to make lives better rather than face some of
the severe tragedies we have sadly witnessed this year.
Collectively we can make this work and share confidence that this
change can and will happen. We can build a world where people
The team has recounted some of their highlights from the past year,
which serve has a useful reminder and incentive for us to stay
determined and to keep focused.
To all of you who are supporters and
allies of in control, I'd like to say a special thank-you for
continuing to support our mission. We believe together we are
better and appreciate the trust you place in us. 2015 will be
a big year as we launch more people based, common sense and
practical solutions - watch this space to learn more in 2015.
Finally, sincere thanks to Martin Routledge and Laura Bimpson.
Laura is off to pastures new in the new year. Martin has been
seconded 4 days a week to his new challenge in becoming the
director of Coaltion for
Collaborative Care. Both have given a great deal of time and
energy to in control, thankyou.
Wishing you all a merry Christmas time and
new year where people really do matter.