has been developed to create a space, including a gathering in
November, for a wide range of people and voices to debate and take
action for a positive future.
We want to get past just thinking about stabilising the current
system which isn't fit for the future. We want to make a
contribution to a much more positive vision, share what's going on
now that helps get us there, and find ways of supporting each other
as we build the future.
In Control is part of the informal group supporting
#socialcarefuture and as part of this we are hosting this blog
series. Many people will be blogging and their views are their
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All Together Better
- Last Updated : 10 December 2019
As one of the convenors of a growing movement, I am proud, with
In Control, to be hosting #socialcarefuture
Looking at the pre-election debate about social care I am struck
by the absence of the voice of people and families who use it. I
- Last Updated : 04 February 2019
Using 15 years of learning about self-directed support to
help close the Care Act rhetoric-reality gap
By John Waters - In Control
At the #socialcarefuture gathering in November in Manchester, In
Control helped convene a major session...
More than a Provider!
- Last Updated : 30 July 2018
By Aisling Duffy
Arranging homecare when mum's dementia made life at home very
difficult brought starkly into focus for me the role of the
provider from a very personal perspective. We experienced a
transactional, needs led process focusse...
Getting it right from the start
- Last Updated : 23 July 2018
By Nic Crosby
A thought: Each of us with our families seek joyful
experiences, sharing, learning, playing, sitting in the bed in the
morning talking 'daft. In service land we seem to spend every
day cutting joy out of children's, young p...
Choices to take
- Last Updated : 01 June 2018
By Wendy Lowder
I've never been one to bemoan
national policy decisions (OK - I admit I do sometimes)! I've
always been a sort of a 'crack on with job' kinda gal. I suppose
Barnsley (in South Yorkshire for those of you who have never heard...
A brighter future for people with learning disabilities
- Last Updated : 17 April 2018
By Shaun Webster
I want to share with you some thoughts about how I would like to
see people with learning disabilities contributing as paid
employees in the field of social care. I think about people with
learning disabilities not just as...
Citizen leadership – reshaping the future
- Last Updated : 13 April 2018
By Lynne Elwell
This year marks twenty two years since I ran the
Partners in Policymaking course in the UK. This is
a leadership training programme for self-advocates and parents and
relatives of disabled children.
As you might...
- Last Updated : 06 April 2018
By Sam Sly
I've read all the great blogs written so far for
#socialcarefuture and every one of them says a little bit of
what I would have wanted to write about, so I thought I best get
this blog out quick, before there is nothing more to...
Resources and resourcefulness
- Last Updated : 28 March 2018
By Julie Stansfield
We can be forgiven for feeling pretty gloomy when, as a society,
we are in effect seeing it as a problem that older people are
living longer and younger people with complex health needs are