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During this difficult time with the Coronavirus (COIVD-19) crisis, In Control have been hosting a series of webinars to help people gather information and support for one another, we have recorded these webinars and that are available to listen to at: www.be-human.org.uk/coronaheroes You can also find information and templates that have been shared with us.   Relevant Government guidance can be found here: www.be-human.org.uk/coronaheroes/government-guidance-coronavirus-covid-19/

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It’s beginning to look like “that time” of year again. For some this is exciting as decorations start going up twinkling & sparkly, some are looking forward to gathering with family others are dreading it. Some are simply looking forward to hibernation & rest, some hate this time of year for all the commercial madness, some dream of warmer weather returning and some feel the very acute pain of missing someone they love very deeply….

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When something is good, people are tempted to make it mainstream by pulling it into the bureaucracy instead of leaving it with people & community and supporting it where it should be! This is an articulate response to the reasons why we shouldn’t turn Person centred planning into a bureaucratic protocol of the system… you can read the response to the National Quality Form Person-Centered Planning & Practice Interim Report below. Read the article here

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Imagine a world where we all get to live in the place we call home with the people & things that we love, doing what matters to us in communities where we look out for one another.  To change social care we need to change the story about social care #socialcarefuture has published a report ‘Talking about a brighter social care future’ which explores how a sample of campaigning organisations and networks talk about social care…

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Using POET to bring the NICE personal budgets quality standards to life The National Institute for Health and Social Care Excellence (NICE) has this month published new guidance for adult social care in the form of ‘People’s experience in adult social care services’. It provides quality standards and recommended data sources for these, including the The Personal Outcomes Evaluation Tool (POET) John Waters co-creator of the POET sets out here why it is particularly helpful that NICE have…

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An amazing gathering of over 300 people took place in Manchester, coinciding with the National Children and Adult Social Care (NCASC) conference, organised by  the volunteers through the   #socialcarefutureinitiative (see socialcarefuture.blog) You can ready all about the gathering, download the presentations used and see some of the sessions that were recorded here

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Rights of Passage Lynne Elwell has put her heart and soul into the disability rights and inclusion movements. She has collated a realm of good information and inspiration along the way and we have had the honour and pleasure to record these and create a handbook which can gifted it to people and parents all over the world. As you would expect it is a brilliant valuable resource, a comprehensive dossier of quotes, tools, advice…

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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”. Those involved will be citizens, people using public services and their families, workers and professionals, managers and politicians. Our focus will not be primarily on resources, though we know social care and the people that use it have been badly…