In Control is hosting an invitation only roundtable event to
discuss how to personalise the approach to early intervention to
make sure there is improved support for people at times of crisis
The session, to be held on 13th May in London, will
bring together people working in the field as well as policy
representatives from Public Health England and the Department of
Health in a small focussed roundtable event where we hope to
explore the how the principles of personalisation can underpin
approaches to early intervention, recovery and independence.
Currently there are many different initiatives and programmes
running across England that focus on early intervention,
alternatives to long-term placements, 'troubled families', school
exclusions and supporting people of all ages at times of crisis.
However, due to changes in eligibility criteria and thresholds,
many people involved in these initiatives are now no longer
entitled to support.
In Control has long advocated for more personalised approaches
to empowering people to take control of their lives and will be
sharing of some of the innovative and cutting edge work we are
currently carrying out with a number of people and organisations to
take these approaches forward and explore how personalisation can
work for a much greater number of people outside of the traditional
support and care model.
Examples of this work In Control will be shared at the event
- Worcestershire Improving Futures:
Person-centred planning, support from a local person, backed up
with a possible personal budget to support children at risk
- Middlesbrough: Supporting children and young
people at risk of being taken into the care of the local authority,
or being in care
- Mayday Trust (East Midlands): Support to young
people at a time of crisis, homelessness or exclusion from learning
through personal mentors, person-centred planning and access to a
small personal budget.
The aim of this event will be to discuss ways of sharing and
replicating this good work in other areas as well as developing a
greater shared understanding about personalisation for many
different groups of people and a commitment by all involved, to
explore this agenda further.