DH Personalisation of Care Summit today

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, to:

  • 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 financial position.
  • Outline key actions that could be taken to achieve further improvements by key sector bodies over the next one to two years.

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 time.

Key topics included:

  • People's lived experience of personalisation
  • Personal budgets supporting health and social care integration
  • Supporting commissioning and market development and provider experience
  • 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 the second National Personal Budget Survey which uses the In Control and Lancaster University POET tool.

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 website.

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.

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Last Updated : 11 September 2013. Page Author: Laura Bimpson.