Words matter. Not a new thought, but it has to be said again and again. The words we choose can make something clear, or make it mysterious. They can help people understand, or confuse them more than ever. Words can invite the reader or listener ‘in’, or they can keep them ‘out’.
My name is Sally Percival, I co-chair The National Co-production Advisory Group and The Think Local Act Personal Partnership, but more importantly I care for my son Alex and my mother Audree both of whom have a personal budget that I manage.
The TLAP Partnership exists to support transformation through personalisation and community centred approaches. Several times a year we meet to identify sector-wide priorities and develop solutions to tackling and overcoming barriers.
To coincide with Learning Disability Week 2017 and NHS England’s conference, Sue Turner sets out some of the learning from three sites who have been implementing Personal Health Budgets (PHBs) for children and young people with complex needs.
Community Circles are delighted to have recently joined the Think Local Act Personal Partnership (TLAP). Community Circles started in 2012 when Helen Sanderson invited a few us to get together to think how we could develop circles of support at scale. From those initial conversations, we are now developing Community Circles in Torbay, London, Wigan, Doncaster and Dumfries.
We’re in the middle of celebrating Volunteers’ Week, an annual event to recognise and celebrate the millions of volunteers all across the UK. Read Spice CEO Ian Merrill's account of the difference the Time Credit model has made to their volunteers, backed up by results from their latest impact evaluation.
Ann Skinner, chief executive of Resolving Chaos, outlines what they are doing to support people with multiple and complex needs and suggests that the Making It Real Framework offers principles that underpin their work - even when it goes beyond health and social care.
My name is Sally Percival, I co-chair The National Co-production Advisory Group (NCAG) and The Think Local Act Personal Partnership (TLAP) and I a member of The Coalition for Collaborative Care Co-production Team, but more importantly
The Making it Real programme has been a shared effort across social care and health. Voluntary sector partners have been well represented on our Board and with our Experts by Experience at the heart of the programme, our approach is based on genuine co-production and power sharing at the most senior level.
One of the great things about working with TLAP is that you get to hear about genuinely innovative work taking place across our sector. You also get to speak to sector leaders who, despite the ongoing slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, remain enthused about the potential to transform outcomes. Stuart Cowley, Director of Adult Social Services in Wigan, is one such leader.
When the Think Local Act Personal Partnership (TLAP) was formed it had, what was, and is still, a radical agenda to put people at the centre of their own care and support. The aim was to make sure they were the ones who could choose and control what they needed to live a better life.
Last time I blogged we were six months into the development of our Information and Advice Strategy and feeling cautiously optimistic. Using the TLAP toolkit had given us a road map. We felt like we knew where we were going, and were excited to get there even if it did look like a long journey!