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In Control - Making It Personal

We operate as an extensive network and 'community for change' that aims to:

  • Work directly with people who need support, and with their families to provide them with the knowledge, power and tools to take control of their lives
  • Influence and improve the delivery of self-directed support
  • Develop and test new innovative ways for people to be in control of their lives
  • Measure the impact of self-directed support and personal budgets on people's lives

We're currently funded by government bodies such as the Department of Health, Department for Education and NHS England as well as through councils, clinical commissioning groups, provider organisations and sector-related bodies such as Think Local Act Personal, ADASS and ADCS. These organisations enlist our help to implement self-directed support/personalisation. We also receive grant funding for various project work.

Making it Personal is a project funded by the Department for Education (DfE) whch aims to provide support and advice about personalisation and personal budgets to parents and carers of disabled children and young people and commissioners.

Making it Personal - A Family Guide to Personalisation, Personal Budgets and Education, Health and Care Plans (PDF)

Making it Personal -  Provider Guide to Personalisation, Personal Budgets and Education, Health and Care Plans (PDF)

Making it Personal - How to commission for personalisation Guidance for commissioners and others in children and young people’s services (PDF)

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  •  Last admin update: 04 Nov 2022

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