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?

  • Access to our national resources and networks.
  • Bespoke one-to-one organisational tailored improvement support.
  • Access to online material and advice.
  • Knowledge exchange and events sharing practice about relevant work.
  • Peer support through the Community of Change.
  • The most up-to-date information about issues affecting the sector and opportunity to influence national and local policy.

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:

  • Individual days of bespoke support tailored to meet your organisational challenges using a range of methods, including POET and relevant performance assessment techniques. (Up to four days.)
  • Community of Change residential workshops, offering two places at each for your organisation.
  • Access to a range of best practice tools and resources to support you via our member's portal on our website.
  • A named support person who can support you and/or access support from our network of associates and team members.
  • Regular updates and briefings relevant to your area of work, for example: children, adults, health and community development.  This will be supported by webinars for all members covering a range of topics from age specific support to family and people leadership.
  • Access to the whole active and supportive community of like-minded organisations and people, email and phone support, sharing of good practice and community problem solving.
  • Opportunity to get involved in national and local developments including Me My Family My Home, embedding and using the 'Whole Life POET', and person-centred integration.
  • Additional bespoke support when needed at member discounted rates.
  • Additional places for the residential workshops, member discounted rates.

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.