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In Control hosts discussion to personalise early intervention approaches

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 or vulnerability.

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 include:

  • 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.

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Last Updated : 20 March 2014. Page Author: marijke.hirst.