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Transition Alliance update

Key representatives from across the North West region have come together over the past
few months to help drive the personalisation agenda forward.

A number of events have taken place bringing together leading figures in the

region to discuss how best to implement personal budgets and choice and
control in health and social care.

The events have been held as part of a significant programme of work for the
Transition Alliance in support of Think Local, Act Personal. The work is
being delivered by national charity, In Control.

These events have included social care directors and senior commissioners,
personalisation leads in local authorities and social care providers.

Most recently a workshop was held for those involved in the development of
personalisation in children's services. The workshop was targeted at those
with responsibility for running and commissioning disabled children's
services and those taking forward work on the Green Paper. The session was
led by Nic Crosby who has championed In Control's work with children's
services over the past five years.

Future events being held in the next month will focus on building community
capacity, delivering personal health budgets and direct payments.

Presentations and resources from these events can all be found on In
Control's website at www.in-control.org.uk/transitionalliancenw

In addition to the events a significant piece of work is taking place to
develop three projects aimed at addressing some of the challenges local
authorities are facing. The projects will focus on reducing process,
ensuring authenticity and developing the workforce. In Control will be
seeking volunteers to pilot these projects in the New Year and more
information will be provided shortly.

For more information about this programme of work, please contact Carey
Bamber at careybamber@live.com

Last Updated : 16 December 2011. Page Author: Laura Bimpson.