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 or 0121 4745900

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42. How to give something back to your community  - Last Updated : 04 February 2011

A true community is a place where everyone feels empowered and able to 'give something back' and make a valued contribution. 'Giving something back' to your community can help improve your happiness and well-being. This fact sheet looks at different ways that you contribute an...

43. Self-directed support and BME communities  - Last Updated : 12 April 2011

This fact sheet provides information about how self-directed support can be introduced to people from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities.

44. Employing your own staff  - Last Updated : 12 April 2011

Many people using self-directed support choose to employ their own staff. This brings with it the role and responsibilities of being an employer. This fact sheet is an introduction to employing your own staff. It is important to get good advice and support before becoming an employer. The f...

45. The Mental Capacity Act 2005  - Last Updated : 12 April 2011

This fact sheet gives a brief introductionto the Mental Capacity Act 2005.The Mental Capacity Act contains a lot of information and this fact sheet gives a very general overview of what it says. At the end of this fact sheet you will find a list of places where you can find out more detail...

Last Updated : 30 January 2020. Page Author: Gaynor Cockayne.