In Control is delighted to announce more regions have
joined our regional personalisation improvement programme we are
delivering in partnership with ADASS.
We are now working with five of the nine ADASS regions including
the North West, Yorkshire and Humber, Eastern, East Midlands and
The regional programmes focus on improving the delivery of
personalisation mainly for adult social care but work also includes
provider and market development as well as integration across
health and children's services. Each programme has been tailored
towards the particular needs of that region.
Workstream areas across the programmes include:
- Checking the results of personal budgets using POET
- Improving personal budget delivery, including direct payment
uptake strategies and reducing process and bureaucracy
- Developing and simplifying resource allocation systems
- Support to implement 'Making it Real' on a local level
- Building community capacity
- Provider development, including personalising homecare through
the use of individual service funds (ISFs) and use of tools such as
Stronger Partnerships for Better Outcomes and Progress for
- Integration of personal health budgets and links to continuing
- Transition for children and young people and delivering the
- Personalisation and safeguarding
The partnership with East Midlands and London follows successful
work over the past couple of years in several regions in which In
Control has played a significant role in helping partners at a
regional level to support local activity.
At a time of tight budget constraints, programmes of this nature
help to support regional organisations to pull together and combine
limited resources enabling a more significant programme of work.
For example in these programme areas, In Control has been able to
double the value of the programme utilising grant funding and
sponsorship. By providing a platform we have enabled bids for
resources and encouraged a great deal of in-kind activity such as
the provision of venues and donation of skills and time.
Furthermore, programmes such as these help to build ownership at
a regional level, replicating the national Think Local Act Personal
partnership and supporting the relationships needed to enable
development. This includes clear links to the 'Towards Excellence
in Adult Social Care' sector-led improvement activity. It is also a
clear factor in supporting cross-sector working and partnerships
ensuring collaboration and reduction in duplication.
To find out more about In Control's work in these areas, please