Services for people of any age and in any number of
situations who require additional support in their daily life are
challenged by reducing budgets and an increasing demand for
In Control is interested in seeking solutions to the
challenges ahead. Much as it did with 'self-directed support'
these solutions will be found in the strengths of people,
organisations and good services working together.
These new papers from In Control begin to set out our
understanding of how services need to change and how we need to see
a transformed 'Public offer' of support and funding which focuses
on investing in resilience of people and inclusion within local
communities. We see these papers as our contribution to what
is an ever growing discussion; for us at In Control we only see
success coming from a person centred approach, i.e. starting with
the person, those who love and care for them and the local
communities of which they are part.
The first paper 'A life not a service' sets out our
brand understanding of what we mean, how we must build a foundation
of values and then move to thinking through our approach and what
mechanics are needed, and how this needs to begin with a whole life
focus, i.e. an approach without silos, territories and the
resulting inefficiencies and bureaucracy that we and the people we
know and work alongside experience on a day to day basis.
There are two briefings which accompany 'our guide', the first
explores what we mean by 'investing in resilience and inclusion' in
more depth, the second thinks about what this could and should mean
for a family, in this case Mohammed Aaqil. We will be
publishing a further briefing which sets out a strategy to deliver
this and a final briefing which will be an easy read version.
As we develop our work around the strategy over the summer we
are very keen to consult and work with different people across the
country. We would welcome your input to this discussion and
the resulting briefing. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
and let us know if you would like to be part of this work. We
will be in touch during August.