TLAP develops action plan recommending In Control’s POET

In Control's tool POET, has gained further recognition as the lead tool for evaluating projects with Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) recommending its use for its summary action plan following on from the recent Personalisation of Care Summit on 11th September.

TLAP presented their summary action plan at the recent National Children's and Adults Services Conference (NCAS) where POET gained a positive response from delegates including Director General Jon Rouse at the Department of Health (DoH) describing it as a "tremendous tool".

John Waters, In Control's lead on research also presented the current position discussion on the findings of the second National Personal Budget Survey. You can listen to his audio produced for the DoH stand at the conference.

The summary action plan presented at the conference is now available on their website and explains some of the key actions that need to take place in order to ensure that personal budgets and the wider personalisation agenda delivers the best outcomes for people, carers and families. The action plan has been divided into 4 themes that cover the key actions either planned or already underway.

Some of these actions include:

  • supporting the integration of health and care through personal budgets for soon to be announced pioneer sites
  • supporting all councils to use practical benchmarking tools to measure the outcomes people experience when using personal budgets
  • developing new standards of excellence when commissioning for outcomes
  • aiming for nine English regions sign up to TLAP regional support programmes
  • providing focused support to councils who need it most through sector-led improvement programmes
  • updating the Think Local Act Personal partnership agreement.

TLAP is coordinating the post-summit action plan alongside the DoH, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), the Local Government Association through its Towards Excellence in Adult Social Care programme, key provider organisations and the wider TLAP Partnership, including people who use services and carers.

The next step is for TLAP to coordinate the development of a more detailed, cross-sector action plan which will set the framework for securing and advancing further progress with personalisation for the next two years and in advance of the Care Bill.

Last Updated : 31 October 2013. Page Author: marijke.hirst.