Martin Routledge, In Control's head of operations, has been
seconded from In Control to become director of the Coalition for
Collaborative Care (C4CC).
The C4CC is a new group of individuals and organisations from
the health, social care and voluntary sectors who want to make
person-centred, coordinated care a reality for people living with
long-term conditions. The C4CC will work directly with local
communities to make the changes needed and will share learning and
work with national partners to remove barriers to effective care
and support planning.
Commenting on his new appointment, Martin said: "A quiet
revolution has been going on for some time now. People using public
services increasingly want to shape and steer them so that the
support received fits with their individual lives and goals and
adds to, rather than replaces, their own resources and connections
in their communities. Pioneering professionals are supporting these
shifts by working with not just delivering to people, knowing that
this approach is more effective, efficient and rewarding. In
Control has been at the heart of this quiet revolution since 2003
and I have been proud to have been part of its work. This change is
not at all easy though as public service organisations are
historically rooted in models which separate the people providing
and using them rather than bring them together to co-produce the
better lives that both want to see achieved. Organisations and
cultures do not often shift easily or quickly and need to be
supported to make a faster and deeper change towards a
"citizenship" rather than "professional gift" model.
"I am therefore delighted to have been appointed Director of the
team supporting the Coalition for Collaborative Care which is
bringing together key organisations and people determined to
support people to live well with long term conditions through
changing the relationship they have with the health and care system
and the professionals that serve them. For me, it is only through
this kind of partnership approach, placing people at the centre and
working with organisations, professional groups and policy-makers
that systems and cultures can achieve significant change."
Julie Stansfield, chief executive of In Control, added: "In
Control has a wealth of experience in this area and we are pleased
to be able to second Martin to help lead C4CC forward. There is a
real opportunity here to make a difference to the way people with
long-term conditions experience the NHS and social care and I have
every confidence that Martin will ensure this happens."
During a handover period Martin will split his time between In
Control and the C4CC throughout September and October. He will then
work for C4CC for four days a week from November and will work one
day per week at In Control to advise on policy-related matters. His
secondment is until March 2015.
Martin's role will be covered by members of the existing team
and by new associate, Angela Boyle who joins In Control from
charity Alternative Futures Group where she was managing director
for community services. Angela has 28 years' experience of managing
adult social care and integrated services across the third sector,
statutory social and health care and strategic commissioning.
Commenting on Angela's appointment, Julie Stansfield said: "We
are delighted to welcome Angela to the team. She brings a wealth of
senior experience together with a real energy, passion and
commitment to self-directed support and personalisation."
You can find out more about the C4CC by visiting its website at