Support for organisations

Our Community of Change supports Local Authority Children's and Adult Services, Provider Services from both independent and voluntary sectors, Clinical Commissioning Groups, user led organisations, and Housing Providers.

Why join In Control's Community of Change?

In Control's Community of Change reflects a commitment to supporting people of any age and their families to have control over their lives.  You will be part of a vibrant and growing 'can do' community of change making a positive difference to people's lives.  Being part of this exciting membership offer gives you greater opportunity to access a wide range of resources and improvement support.

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Who can join Community of Change?

Community of change is open to any organisation, group or user led service committed to inclusion, co-production, citizenship and self-directed support.  This includes statutory services in health, social care, housing and education, along with other types of organisations interested in supporting change.

Our current Community of Change consists of:

  • Provider services from both independent and voluntary sectors.
  • Local Authority Children's and Adult Services.
  • Commissioning Groups.
  • User led organisations.
  • Housing providers.

What do I get if I join the Community of Change?

  • Help with building resilient communities and self advocates.
  • Bespoke one-to-one organisational tailored support.
  • Option to join the Be Human initiative and check against your principles. " Can your organisation be more human?".
  • Access and support to use the Personal Outcome Evaluation Tool (POET).
  • A range of webinars and peer support online collaboration.
  • Capturing positive stories of what's working for you and others and sharing across our community.

What is the cost of Community of Change?

The cost for an annual membership is £5,500.00 plus VAT.

Download the Community of Change flyer here



What does it look like practically?

Our offer, built on many years of successfully supporting members and reflective practice, is based around this core of support:

  • Support with building self advocacy and resilience in your communities - encouraging resourcefulness and creativity that local people and their families can draw on and recognising and valuing their roles as equal partners, giving people real choice and control over their lives
    Individual days of bespoke support tailored to meet organisational challenges. This could be around themes such as Educational personalised budgets, individual study plans, bespoke fostering, engaging families, self efficiency strategy, making EHC plans work! Up to 4 days.
  • A series of Webinars covering a range of topics including ‘Lets talk about’ debates bringing people together to share good practice and community problem solving.
  • The opportunity to join the Be Human initiative, a charter type set of principles of what of what we would like to expect from good public services and organisations, you can test these principles in various ways with your employees and or with recipients of support.
  • Access an annual license to use the Personal Outcome Evaluation Tool (POET) to capture the views of practitioners, parents/carers and young people with an Education Health and Care Plan or SEND on the support they get and the impact it has had on their lives and measuring the outcomes of personal budgets and personalised care and support, and the impact they are having on people's lives.
  • Help with evaluating what’s working well and capturing that through collating positive stories to share, spreading what is possible through good practice
  • Additional bespoke support when needed at member discounted rates.
  • A named support person who can support you and/ or access support from our network of associates and team member

In Control offers a wide range of core support programmes that can be tailored to your organisation, including:

  • Helping to deliver positive cultures: working with you and your services to transform the workplace and the experience of people needing support; tackling historic cultures and practice which blocks person-centered approaches to integration, support and funding.
  • Evidencing the effectiveness of self-directed support through a whole life approach: listening to the people you support, and those supporting them. A whole life /all-age approach POET to gathering input from people using local integrated services.
  • Developing real wealth: developing strength-based and solutions-focused approaches to working and supporting people of all ages.
  • Making the most of co-production: to succeed, change and transformation have to be driven through co-production with all; people, services, providers and local communities working together, including Partners in Policymaking and supporting citizen leadership.
  • Shaping and responding to the market: transforming the offer of support to adults, children, young people and families by developing new provision, inclusive activities and opportunities. Thinking about the implications of a new integrated public offer.
  • Making personal budgets work: bringing together personal health budgets, social care and education personal budgets in sensible, simple ways that focus on best outcomes for people.

Where can I find out more?

For more information, please email: or telephone our support centre on 01564 821 650.