Accessibility

Fact sheets

We have developed a series of fact sheets with Mencap as part of In Control and Me, a project funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.

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In Control and Me was set up to provide accessible information for everyone who wants to direct their own support.

There are fact sheets on a range of different subjects, such as an introduction to self-directed support; how to make a support plan; organising your money; housing; jobs; opening a bank account; wills and trusts; person centred planning plus much more.

Mencap as developed some Easy Read fact sheets and these can be viewed on their website.

Audio versions of the first 25 fact sheets are available here.

We have been working with a number of organisations to produce bespoke versions of these factsheets as well as a variety of information material and resources. To find out how we can help your organisation communicate personalisation, contact us at admin@in-control.org.uk or 01564 821 650.

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01. Introduction to self-directed support  - Last Updated : 04 February 2011

This fact sheet tells you what self-directed support is and how it works. It gives links to other fact sheets and resources.

02. Where do I start?  - Last Updated : 04 February 2011

This fact sheet tells you how you can get started with self-directed support. It gives links to other fact sheets and resources with more detailed information.

03. My money, self-assessment  - Last Updated : 04 February 2011

This fact sheet tells you about self-assessment and resource allocation. You start by filling out a form - often called a 'self-assessment form'.

04. What if I disagree?  - Last Updated : 04 February 2011

When you've done your self-assessment form and the local authority has given you an 'indicative' budget (an amount that may still change), you make a support plan. This fact sheet tells you what you can do if you don't think you agree with the amount in your resource allocation.

05. How to make a support plan  - Last Updated : 04 February 2011

You are ready to write your support plan when your local authority has given you an idea of how much your personal budget is. This fact sheet tells you how to make a support plan and what you need to put in it.

06. Support brokers  - Last Updated : 04 February 2011

Some people can plan and organise their own support without any help. Others want help from 'support brokers'. This fact sheet tells you about what support brokerage is and who you might choose as a support broker.

07. Getting my plan agreed  - Last Updated : 04 February 2011

Your local authority needs to see and agree to your support plan before they can decide what your final budget is. This fact sheet tells you how to get your support plan agreed by your local authority.

08. Organising my money  - Last Updated : 04 February 2011

There are several ways that you can take and manage the money you get for your support. This fact sheet tells you about ways you can organise the money you have as an Individual or Personal Budget.

09. Organising support  - Last Updated : 04 February 2011

There are different ways you can organise your support. You can organise it all yourself, organise part of it and get someone else to do the rest. If you don't want to organise it at all, you can get someone else to do everything. This fact sheet tells you about the various options.

10. Thinking outside the box  - Last Updated : 11 July 2016

This fact sheet offers ideas about different ways of getting support. You don't have to get support from a professional organisation. There are lots of others ways of arranging support.

Last Updated : 04 October 2016. Page Author: philippa.barker.