Following on from the success of regional work in Yorkshire and
Humberside, the North West and London, In Control has recently been
asked by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Care (ADASS)
Eastern Region to deliver a programme of work in support of Think Local Act
Over the past year, In Control has successfully initiated and
facilitated programmes in support of the TLAP agenda in several
regions across England. In Control has taken on board a significant
role in helping partners at a regional level to support local
action and drive forward TLAP's vision in particular, the programme
of activity under 'Making it Real'.
In the Eastern Region, In Control's activity will be focused on
helping councils and provider organisations alongside people using
public services to make progress in some key areas including:
- Building community capacity for the inclusion of older and
- Checking the results of personal budgets with local people and
improving local delivery
- Increasing the availability of personalised community based
opportunities for people with complex support needs
- Integrating care and support through personal budgets
- Personalised approaches to safeguarding
- Supporting use of Making it Real
There are many advantages of this type of programme, but in
particular in a time of tight budget constraints, this programme of
work supports regional organisations to pull together and combine
limited resources enabling a more significant programme of work.
For example, In Control has secured funding for regions from
ADASS/councils, health agencies, provider organisations and grants.
By providing a platform we have enabled bids for resources and
encouraged a great deal of in-kind activity such as provision of
venues and donation of skills and time.
In addition, this programme of work helps to build ownership at
a regional level, replicating the national TLAP partnership and
supporting the relationships needed to enable development. This
includes clear links to the 'Towards Excellence in Adult Social
Care' sector-led improvement activity. It is also a key factor in
supporting cross-sector working and partnerships, encouraging
collaboration and reduction in duplication. In other regions where
In Control has already begun work, these programmes include health
(CCGs) and children's services.
To date, programmes in other regions have received significant
support from provider organisations that are sponsoring the work
taking place and we foresee similar support from Eastern Region
organisations as the programme progresses.
Read more about In Control's work as part of the
regional TLAP initiatives.