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Update on the Personalised Care and Support Planning tool (PCSP)

We have now compiled all data from our feedback on the beta version of the PCSP tool following a period of consultation with users and sector experts.

Working on suggestions with our design team and other collaborators, we have put together a plan to take the tool forward and make improvements based on the suggestions.

Consultation on Personalised care and support planning tool – summary of consultation process
Personalised care and support planning tool

Latest co-production film

The next in our series of You Tube discussions about co-production sees National Co-production Advisory Group’s Vicky Buckingham talk to Dawn Wakeling who is the Director of Adult Services in Barnet and ADASS Personalisation Network Co-Chair about how she sees co-production and how they use it in Barnet to provide better services.

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Care sector ‘at risk despite promises of more money’

Following the Comprehensive Spending Review, council chiefs, NHS managers and care bosses have written a letter to the Chancellor George Osborne; Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt and Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Greg Clarke in which they express their concerns about the funding proposals for social care and the risks for older and disabled people.

Care sector ‘at risk despite promises of more money’

NHS Blog on personal health budgets

The NHS featured a blog by Angela Lane about the benefits of managing a personal health budget for her daughter Cherry who has Rett syndrome.

“The teething problems sometimes kept us awake at night, but let me be very clear: it was all absolutely worth it for the chance to make my daughter’s life truly supported and liveable.”

We are finally championing our own lives – Angela Lane

In Control release personal health budget guidelines

In Control have co-produced new practical guides and information for health services and their partners about using personal health budgets for children and young people.

Personal Health Budgets guides and information

Scope want to hear from young disabled people

Scope are organising focus groups of young disabled people in which they will discuss their experiences of independent living. They are recruiting a group of between 16 and 20 people who are:

  • aged 17 to 19 or 24 to 26 years old
  • currently using publicly-funded social care
  • living in and around London and available on 14th-15th January
  • have experiences with social care they are happy to talk about.

We want to hear young disabled people’s experiences of independent living

Carers Trust looking for young carers

The Carers Trust are seeking participants to take part in a survey. They are looking for young carer’s with the aim of finding out the kinds of tasks that carers perform, for how long they have performed those tasks, and whether performing those tasks have caused them to miss out on various other childhood activities and experiences.

The results from this survey will be used as statistics for a news story that will be released to the media on Young Carers Awareness Day – 28th January 2016.

YCAD Empty Chair Awareness Survey

SCIE Social care support for refugees and asylum seekers blog

Very interesting blog from SCIE’s Isabel Quilter about the social care support refugees are entitled to and how that is administered.

“My frontline experience has led me to witness the legacy of conflicts like the Syrian civil war and the significant human cost to the adults and children that have fled. For instance, refugees from Syria may have lacked access to primary healthcare for some time; they may also have suffered torture, violence and extreme poverty.”

Social care support for refugees and asylum seekers blog

Events

Individual Service Funds (ISFs) – forming national, regional and local learning sets to make and support progress.

We would like to invite applications to attend a half day event on 12th January to establish Individual Service Fund learning sets at national, regional or local levels. Up to six learning sets will be established with ongoing support from TLAP and the Centre for Welfare Reform.

Team applications should include the following:

  • At least one council employee but no more than three
  • A person who uses services or a carer
  • A representative from a provider organisation
  • Team applications without names and details of other team members will not be accepted
  • Confirmation of places will be sent three weeks prior to each event.

Complete the application form to book your place.

Shaping Our Lives

Volunteering in supporting personalisation and personal health budgets webinar, 15th December 3.00pm to 4.00pm.

Speakers from Volunteering Matters, In Control and Ecorys will discuss the development of Top Tips for Realising Person Centred Care through volunteering.

The session will describe how volunteering can promote and enable person centred care and support. It will focus in particular upon the introduction of personal health budgets (PHBs) and the important roles which volunteers and peer-supporters might play in this.

The role of volunteering in supporting personalisation and personal health budgets webinar

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