The Care Services Minister Norman Lamb hosted a 'personalisation
of care summit' today, Wednesday 11 September. The summit was an
opportunity for government and representatives of key social care
sector partners, including people who use services and carers,
- Review progress with personalisation - looking beyond numbers,
with a strong focus on outcomes and results for people.
- Consider key challenges to further progress in the context of
developing policy and legislation, acknowledging the difficult
- Outline key actions that could be taken to achieve further
improvements by key sector bodies over the next one to two
Social care stakeholders were asked how the government and
partners can work together to ensure that personal budgets offer
people real choice and control, particularly as the Care Bill
places personal budgets on a statutory footing for the first
Key topics included:
- People's lived experience of personalisation
- Personal budgets supporting health and social care
- Supporting commissioning and market development and provider
- Current position regarding progress with personal budgets
The current position discussion included a presentation from
John Water's, In Control's lead on research, on the findings from
National Personal Budget Survey which uses the In Control and
Lancaster University POET
Suggestions for action will now be turned into a plan for activity
by government and partners.
The event was facilitated by Think Local Act Personal and a copy
of all the presentations from the day, together with an agenda from
the day and attendee list can now be downloaded from its
Martin Routledge, In Control's head of operations wrote a blog
post ahead of the summit, read it here.
A post summit blog with follow shortly.