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March 2018 Newsletter


Building a National Network for Self-Directed Support

As we know, there is a very big rhetoric-reality gap between the policy on personalisation and many people's real life experience. At a local level, too many people are struggling to get their rights to control their own support and are facing bur...

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What is #socialcarefuture and why is In Control supporting it?

by Martin Routledge #socialcarefuture is a voluntarily organised initiative aimed at supporting those wishing to share ideas and information and focus action to bring about major positive change in what is currently called "social care". ...

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Social Care Future

#socialcarefuture 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 s...

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 Meeting the Challenges of Personal Health Budgets

Does your CCG need some practical help and advice to support the further roll-out of personal health budgets? The Government's Mandate expects 50,000 -100,000 personal health budgets (PHBs) by 2020/21, as well as CCG responsibilities regarding the...

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 Partners in Policymaking: Spring 2018 Update

Catch up on the latest Partners in Policymaking courses and news...

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Personal Health Budgets 2018: What every voluntary, community and social enterprise needs to know

Personal health budgets are being offered to people to help them take charge of their healthcare and choose new kinds of support that are the best fit with their lives. The voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector could and should ...

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Payment Cards in Direct Payments must not undermine choice and control

John Waters from In Control has researched and authored a new report for the Independent Living Strategy Group (ILSG). Based on Freedom of Information returns from all English councils with statutory social services responsibilities, the report re...

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The Department for Education Replies: SEND

Last year the Department for Education offered to answer Special Needs Jungle readers' questions about SEND. Questions were sent in, grouped them into themes, and put forward. Now the answers are back in the form of three posts on the themes of SE...

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Community of Change Residential: Never underestimate the power of a simple tool

17th & 18th October 2017, Sheffield 'Never underestimate the power of a simple tool.' - Craig Bruce 'And I know with all my heart that the only way the world will change is if many more of us step forward, let go of our judgments, become...

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Forthcoming events

Information on our forthcoming events and webinars can be found below:

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