In Control will be offering councils, through our regional
personalisation improvement programmes in the North West and
Yorkshire and Humber, support to effectively implement Making it
Real on a local level.
Making it Real (MIR) is a framework developed by Think Local Act
Personal (TLAP) to help support organisations to measure their
progress towards personalisation and plan further developments.
There is very strong national and regional support and
recognition for TLAP's MIR and the role it can play in helping
organisations transform their support in the direction of
personalisation with the Local Government Association (LGA)
recently recommending that MIR should strongly inform Local
Accounts. The LGA went on to acknowledge MIR can help demonstrate
the council is grounded in local co-productive work with people
using social care and partners.
Against this backdrop, In Control is working to support
organisations to use the TLAP MIR markers of progress towards
personalisation and community based support.
This support will include facilitating MIR Live events for each
area with the aim of bringing together councils, partner agencies,
providers and local people using social care and family carers as
well as community user-led groups to:
- Carry out an initial self-assessment against the markers (or
review previous assessment if applicable)
- Steer the development of Local Accounts and wider inform
service planning activities
- Identify some priorities for further action planning
- Support the process of engaging with key partners on Making it
There will be the flexibility within each session to match each
council area's current stage of implementation of MIR and other
local phasing issues.
The outcomes from a Making it Real Live session can be used in a
range of ways to inform and drive local planning activities. It is
possible (and advised) to link to other forms of intelligence and
review, including use of the Personal Budgets Outcomes Evaluation
Tool (POET) and ASCOF analysis.
In addition to the MIR Live events, In Control will also be
working with TLAP to deliver regional events to share national and
regional learning, best practice and tools in relation to MIR.
For further information, please contact Laura Bimpson at firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about TLAP's Making it Real markers, please