| ||Think Local, Act Personal: February newsletter|
|Welcome to the latest edition of the Think Local, Act Personal bulletin giving you an update from our Think Local, Act Personal website. It includes important news relevant to people working on transforming adult social care , and also information about new publications|
|Making it Real|
|Making it Real sets out what people who use services and carers expect to see and experience if care and support services are truly personalised.|
TLAP is seeking organisations that are committed to making a real difference to people's lives.
By signing up to Making it Real, you will demonstrate that your organisation wants to publicly demonstrate a commitment towards delivering true personalisation. This means that you and your organisations are tackling the changes that need to happen so that people and families have real choice and control over their support and can live full and independent lives.
|Introducing the Think Local, Act personal blog, a place for members of the Think Local Act Personal Partnership to share with others what they have tried, learned and wish for as they tackle challenges in making a difference to people's lives through personalisation and community-based support.|
|TLAP issued a response to the Department of Health's Caring for our future White Paper Consultation.|
|The Department of Health has published the early headline findings on the Whole System Demonstrator (WSD) programme. These headlines are based upon a randomised control trial of telehealth and telecare, involving 6191 patients, 238 GP practices.|
|Three projects that will enhance the ability of local authorities to deliver real change and personalisation have started in the north west. The project will be using the 'markers' that were laid out in Making it real.|
|From the partnership|
|8.6 million reasons for acting NOW|
|The report from the House of Commons Health Select Committee underlines the 'absolute necessity' of providing a solution to the problems of a broken social care system 'as rapidly and as conclusively as possible'. According to ADASS President Peter Hay "nearly nine million older people in England are looking to Government and Opposition parties to provide a greater measure of security and assurance in their declining years than currently may be the case."|
ADASS particularly welcomes the Select Committee's acceptance of the Dilnot Commission's recommendations on the future of care funding and its view that the integration of social care and health "can deliver real benefits to people who use multiple services across the health and care systems." This, alongside its belief that integration "is an essential tool in delivering quality and efficiency in the public sector," is an important re-emphasis of the ADASS position.
|Work to develop new web pages for the TLAP website is now underway. Look out for a new National Co-production Advisory Group topic area in the coming weeks and a new online registration and declaration area for organisations embarking on the 'Making it Real' journey. Both of these will be launched in the spring of this year|
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