ADASS Eastern Region

What our organisation does to support people with care and support needs:

DASS's in the East are committed to drive personalisation and co-production through their regional Sector Led Improvement Programme. This includes growing more choice and control in the market, recruiting, retaining and supporting good staff, listening and learning from lived experience and improving offers to carers and families.

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Contact

Name: Natasha Burberry
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Tel: 07498803196

What we will do to Make it Real

We're committed to use MIR to help connect, innovate and shape the future of social care in the region. Within out programme, we aim to learn from lived experience of people who are accessing care and support. We recognise that co-production needs to be driven at a local level but local authorities need tools and expertise to ensure personalised care and support is embedded into practice and we can support this through our Regional Sector Led Improvement Programme.

The regional SLI programme will continue to work with TLAP/NCAG and MIR to assist councils with creating the right conditions for success to enable what matters to people. There are also a number of local authorities who are or have been party to support from TLAP/NCAG and we wish to encourage local work to continue. We recognise that co-production and personalisation is a huge challenge and cultural shift and this cannot be done overnight, therefore, we see this being a long term commitment.

How we will co-produce and with whom

We will ensure the exchange of good practice between local authorities and outside of the region to help grow innovation in community based support and personalised care and support. We will ensure people with lived experience including carers and families, providers and commissioners work together to create a positive future for adult social care. The work of TLAP and MIR will be used to help change hearts and minds and drive local practice initiatives. This is already happening as part of the Regional Building Positive Futures Programme which was introduced in December 2020.

Our experience

It's been a year since the EoE ADASS Region signed up to the TLAP Making It Real Framework. The EoE ADASS Region is committed to showcase their work on embedding the I/We Statements into local practice. We have set up a regional workshop with TLAP to take place on the 26th September 2022 so that we can learn from recent work in councils and also colleagues from the National Co-production Advisory Group. We know of good work in many councils across the region, for example, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Central Bedfordshire to name a few.

As part of the Regional Building Positive Futures Programme (series of action learning sets which have been running since December 2020), we have also been working really hard as a region to create media videos so we can improve personalisation, coproduction and build good community capacity to create more options for people to stay in the community safely for as long as possible.

You can view our experience here.