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May 2017 Newsletter


In Control's National Network for Self-Directed Support

At In Control we have a national advice line and have done surveys using our Personal Outcomes Evaluation Tool (POET) - both tell us that too often people are struggling to make policy on choice and control a reality in their lives. Lots of people and...

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National Network for Self Directed Support

In our latest webinar Martin Routledge talks about setting up core national support to assist local groups and networks to help develop networks where they don't exist and build strength where they do. Together there is a need to develop and grow a Na...

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Update On Recent Events

Find out what's been happening at our recent events...

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Report on the Independent Living Survey 2016

In April 2015 the introduction of the Care Act in England radically changed the way in which care and support services are organised. The act places local authorities under a very powerful obligation. They are charged not just with having regard for, ...

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Embedding POET into systems

Personal Outcomes and Evaluation Tool POET is a set of qualitative questions which help Councils to understand the experiences of someone taking control of a personal budget and the outcomes they achieve. To date most Councils using POET have done so...

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Investing in People Who Have Early Onset Dementia and Their Families

Partners in Policymaking is renowned and internationally respected. Lynne Elwell, who brought the course to the UK in 1996, has continued to develop programmes for over 20 years. This year brought a new growth in the Partners network with a course spe...

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Partners in Policymaking at the Scottish Parliament

I was invited, along with Partners in Policymaking graduates, to attend a reception at the Scottish Parliament on 25th April 2017. The room was full of invited ministers and members of the Scottish parliament, and the event was sponsored by Fulton Mac...

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Meet Our Trustees

Members of our Board of Trustees have extensive experience of working within the health and social care sector and consequently play a key role in the shaping of In Control. Here you can meet a few of them as they explain why they support In Control ...

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