Working together for change: using person-centred information for commissioning
The Department of Health worked with a group of councils, providers, community organisations and people using services to test and refine a method for collating and analysing person-centred information for use in strategic commissioning.
We called this process Working together for change. This practical guide describes a process for planning change with people which provides powerful insights into what is working and not working in their lives as well as their aspirations for the future.
Working together for change can be used:
- to ensure that active partnerships with local people and families are the driving force behind social care transformation programmes,
- to create effective community engagement in the joint strategic needs assessment (JSNA) and
- as a tool for strategic commissioning and service development.