Free market shaping event for Eastern region

As part of the regional personalisation programme in the Eastern region a free 'market shaping' event is being held on 17th March at the Cambridge Professional Development Centre. The event is for councils and provider organisations providing services in the region for people with challenging behavior and its aim is to help shape the future of care and support to improve outcomes for this group.

ADASS is inviting anyone working in this area to take part in this event that includes a focus on building stronger partnerships across the East between people and families and providers and commissioners.

The event also makes use of the TLAP market relations protocol 'Stronger partnerships for better outcomes' to help provide a starting point to building regional plans for shaping services.

Other elements of the day include:

  • Exploring how everyone can contribute to making a difference
  • How partners can work together to commission services to support people to build better lives
  • How we can work to ensure the horrors experienced by people in Winterbourne View are never repeated.

Speakers include Simon Leftley, and representatives from Think Local Act Personal, and the Winterbourne View Improvement Partnership.

Outcomes from the event include:

  • A protocol and headline regional strategy for shaping the market
  • A genuinely co-produced protocol/strategy with input from commissioners, people and families and providers
  • A solid foundation for further co-productive work to shape the market
  • An agreed set of key activities for how stakeholders can work together to improve outcomes as part of the commissioning cycle

The event will then be followed up with a half-day session to complete the planning started at the event and a date is already penciled in (at the same venue) for the 30th April.

ADASS is offering each local authority five places to include at least one provider, one commissioner and one representative from their local learning disability organisation that leads on co-production. Further places will be offered to Inclusion East as a key strategic partner in this venture.

For more information and to register to attend, contact Natasha Burberry ADASS, Adult Social Care Sector Led Improvement Manager at

An agenda for the day and a copy of the TLAP Stronger Partnerships for Better Outcomes can be downloaded below.

For more information about work that In Control is doing in the Eastern region, please visit /news/in-control-news/in-control-supports-eastern-region.aspx


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Last Updated : 09 March 2014. Page Author: marijke.hirst.