Self-directed Support - Past, Present and Future - 20th September

This event is jointly organised by TLAP and the London Self-Directed Support Forum. 

It is relevant to commissioners, providers, social workers, direct payment services, researchers, policy and transformation leads, unpaid carers and people with lived experience of self-directed support in health and social care.  

It will be jointly chaired by the Kathy Roberts, Chief Executive of Association of Mental Health Providers, who is chair of TLAP's Self-directed Support work programme steering group and Pat Stack, Chair of the London Self-Directed Support Forum.

(Parking is available beneath the venue and there are blue-badge parking spaces available). 

Presentation notes and slides


Realising the benefits of self-directed support - Andrew Richardson, Independent Social Worker

Enabling flexibility and creativity - Rachel Mason, Member of TLAP’s National Co-production Advisory Group

Seeing the person as a whole – Rich Watts,Strategy and Scale Lead Personalised Care Group, NHS England.

How Individual Service Funds can transform commissioning - Chris Watson, Centre for Welfare Reform Fellow



Francis Hasler, former co-director of National Council on Independent Living

Pat Stack, Chair of the London Self-directed Support Forum & Direct Payment Manager, Personalisation Support Camden

Tom Shakespeare, Professor of Disability Research at University of East Anglia

Local Authority Director of Adult Social Services (TBC)

Rich Watts, NHS Personalised Care Group

John Waters, In Control

Colin Whitehouse, National Pre-Paid Card Network