Book your free place on adult social care leadership event

In Control's annual two-day leadership event for adult social care departments will be held on 11 and 12 January 2012.

The event will address the issues that are of the greatest concern to those working in adult social care and will focus on positive action in tough times.

There will be opportunities for delegates experienced in self-directed support and those who are new to it to consider its underlying values, to learn about the latest sector developments and to develop positive local action plans to overcome barriers and challenges.

The event is free for members of our Adult Social Care programme* and for a limited number of Stay Connected members. Due to popular demand we are also opening up a few paid-for places for non-members.

During the course of the two days, delegates will have the chance to see a performance from the internationally renowned inclusive theatre company, Moveable Feast.

Workshops on day one will include:

  • Family leadership
  • Community Fund Holding
  • Support planning
  • Keeping to the values in tough times
  • Micro-providers and enterprise
  • Commissioners and providers
  • Change and leadership
  • Evaluation: The National Personal Budget Survey and POET
  • All Together Better

On the second  day we will concentrate on some of the wider issues and on encouraging delegates to review and develop local plans.  The programme will include:

  • Whole Life - children, families and personal health budgets
  • Individual service funds
  • Developing a local action plan

Speaking at the event will be key members from In Control including our chief executive Julie Stansfield plus Martin Routledge, Caroline Tomlinson, John Waters, Lynne Elwell, Nic Crosby, Clare Roberts and Rita Brewis. Influential leaders from the sector will also be running workshops alongside In Control including Sian Lockwood from Community Catalysts, Sam Bennett from Think Local, Act Personal and Groundswell, Helen Sanderson from HSA and Steve Scown from Dimensions.

Who should attend?

The event is for those with a leadership role in the process of personalising adult social care, those within local authorities and their key partners and provider organisations.  We are particularly keen to include citizen and family leaders and those from user-led organisations.


The event will take place at Kent's Hill Park in Milton Keynes.


Local authorities who are currently members of our Adult Social Care programme are entitled to two free places as part of their membership and one of these places may be allocated to a personal budget user, family member, or colleague from a provider or third sector organisation.

If local authorities would like to purchase additional places, these are available for £150 per delegate.

We also currently have a very limited number of free places available for members of our Stay Connected network. These places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis and we will let applicants know if they are successful by Christmas.

For organisations not subscribed to our Adult Social Care or Stay Connected programme a limited number of places are available at £250.

Places include overnight accommodation on 11 January.

All costs exclude VAT.


Please contact or on 01564 821 650 to book your place.

4 comments for “Book your free place on adult social care leadership event”

  1. Gravatar of sue bottsue bott
    posted 11 November 2011 at 14:14:36

    Other than All Together Better it doesn't feel like there is much service user content. Perhaps IC should step a little further outside its comfort zone It does feel like a conference of the usual suspects

  2. Gravatar of Elaine CotterillElaine Cotterill
    posted 14 November 2011 at 11:48:40

    We need to keep chipping away, demonstrating the positive outcomes, choice and control that TRUE personalisation brings. Conferences of this nature so long as the people you are trying to reach attend, are powerful and really re fire the passion to make this work, despite all the 'excuses' for it not too. Trouble is, those not up to speed with the Personalisation agenda are usually the ones to stay away? We need to find a way to get them in once place and hammer the message home!!
    I believe that we should work at getting all those who know it works together and really, belt the message home as loudly and proudly as we can!!! Those actually on the receiving end of support, delivering all the outcomes in a cost effective, commonsense, practical and INDIVIDUAL way, should be the ones to show those who think they know it all 'the gatekeepers’, that although their controlling way 'ticks the LA’s boxes', in reality it causes confusion, distress and reduced positive outcomes. Give us true choice and control and we will show you how it can, should and does work. I am lucky enough to have completed an ATB course, and it was the biggest and best thing I have ever done within this agenda. There are thousands of people out there who need to be connected to keep spirits strong during this time of change.
    IN CONTROL are doing their damndest to drive this agenda forward and any conference getting like people together in the same room to discuss, can only be for the good.

  3. Gravatar of Les ScaifeLes Scaife
    posted 17 December 2011 at 09:52:52

    With both national and local governments expecting more from families in the way of support, there is an important need for honest and open partnership working between these groups.
    Where better than this event to get some firm commitment from providers to making this happen.
    Change takes place from the bottom up, and unless families are involved that change will be forced on families.
    This is not the way to get meaningful change that will enhance peoples lives.

  4. Gravatar of robert feekrobert feek
    posted 05 October 2012 at 12:24:01

    were can i get a course doing adult social care thanks robert

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