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The welfare state: no longer an adequate safety net  - Created : 27 August 2013

The welfare state no longer provides a safety net for the most vulnerable in society; unemployed people are facing a 'job trap' - stuck in a cycle of low-paid, precarious work and life on benefits; and local government cuts have all but killed the...

Have your say in the future of residential care  - Created : 27 August 2013

Think tank Demos has launched a commission, chaired by former care services minister Paul Burstow MP, to investigate the future of residential care. It has now published its terms of reference and is inviting practitioners, relatives, residents an...

Government funds social care leaders to prepare sector for biggest overhaul in recent history  - Created : 27 August 2013

The government has provided hundreds of thousands of pounds to help council managers prepare for, and influence the biggest overhaul of adult social care in recent history.

Elderly increasingly excluded by lack of internet access  - Created : 27 August 2013

A recent report by carehome.co.uk has revealed that the elderly are being increasingly 'excluded from modern society' because care homes are failing to provide internet access.

LGA & NHS England publish vision for integration  - Created : 27 August 2013

Earlier this month, the Local Government Association and NHS England published their planning 'vision' for how the pooling of £3.8 billion of funding, announced by the Government in the June spending round, will ensure a transformation in integrat...

Self-directed support: the numbers grow  - Created : 09 August 2013

An increasing number of people and carers who use council-funded services now have their support and services provided through self-directed support, reablement and information and advice. This is despite there being fewer people overall receiving...

Have your say on the new look website  - Created : 25 July 2013

In Control's website is being revamped as part of our commitment to ensure you have access to the information you need when, and how, you need it.

Paths to Personalisation  - Created : 25 July 2013

Martin Routledge, In Control's Head of Operations, gave his views on why making personalisation work matters at the Paths to Personalisation in Mental Health event in June.

Coming soon...The RAS Challenge  - Created : 25 July 2013

Making resource allocation systems (RAS) simpler and more and transparent is critical to the success of personalisation.

POET - the next phase  - Created : 25 July 2013

After the successful launch of the second National Personal Budget Survey in May, we are now working towards developing the next iteration of the tool and expanding its use across adult social care, health and children's services.

Last Updated : 22 May 2013. Page Author: Pam Schreier.