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.

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Last Updated : 10 January 2012. Page Author: Laura Bimpson.