Making it Real in Leicestershire

Leicestershire County Council will be one of the first to kick off our series of Making it Real Live events that will be taking place across the country.

Making it Real is a framework developed by TLAP to help support organisations to measure their progress towards personalisation and plan further developments.

There is very strong national and regional support for TLAP's Making it Real and the role it can play in helping organisations transform their support in the direction of personalisation. The Local Government Association has recommended Making it Real provides a significant steer to Local Accounts and it can help demonstrate the council is grounded in local co-productive work with people using social care and partners.

Following on from feedback from ADASS and personalisation leads in our regional personalistion programme areas In Control has designed a facilitated day to help councils introduce and move forward with Making it Real.

Making it Real Live is a full 'action planning' day facilitated by In Control bringing together approximately 40 local stakeholders for a council area including council representatives, local providers, people using social care and family carers as well as community user-led groups and partner agencies.

During the course of the day, participants will:

  • Carry out an initial self-assessment against the markers (or review previous assessment if applicable. This will include reviewing other locally held data such as results from POET surveys.
  • Steer the development of Local Accounts and inform service planning activities
  • Identify some priorities for further action planning
  • Start the process of engaging with key partners on Making it Real

This is a real opportunity for the region to take ownership and responsibility for personalisation and to be accountable to their local communities.

The products 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 also link to other forms of intelligence and review, including use of the Personal Budget Outcomes Evaluation Tool (POET) and ASCOF analysis.

To find out more about Making it Real Live, please contact

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Last Updated : 26 February 2014. Page Author: Laura Bimpson.