Simon Stockton Director, Groundswell Partnership

Simon was an expert advisor to the National Director for Social Care Transformation in the Putting People First Programme and is the co-author of two recent reports published by TLAP: 'Rethinking Support Planning' and 'Improving Direct Payments Delivery'. He was the project manager for one of the first Individual Budget Pilot sites and subsequently led the social care transformation programme in a London Borough which developed one of the highest rates of take up for Personal Budgets and Direct Payments in the country, and was also one of the first councils to embed an outcomes evaluation process to capture the experiences of people using personal budgets.