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Examples of creative ways councils, providers and voluntary organisations have responded to the challenge of adult social care provision during the pandemic. Take a look and contribute.

Find out why Natasha Burberry thinks you shouldn't put off until tomorrow what you can do to today in her blog. 

425 of you have signed up so far. More spaces available. Hurry up and register for the TLAP webinar hosted by Martin Walker, TLAP, with Pat Stack, London Self-Directed Support Forum, and Catherine Harper, Medway Council’s in-house direct payment support service.

News from LGA & ADASS

Local Government Association has produced seven principles for the future of care and support, so that people can lead good lives. Signed by 32 leading organisations, TLAP's Making it Real features in the first principle.

ADASS is calling for a two year funding settlement from the Government, and has published nine statements on what they believe can help shape the future of adult social care.


CQC & Healthwatch England want people to offer feedback on care. Their research suggests 57% of people said they would be more willing to offer  feedback since COVID-19 to support NHS and social care.  


Taking the lessons from COVID-19, RSA looks at scenarios for change in its latest report on health and social care, and offers policy recommendations that include citizen engagement. TLAP Chair Clenton Farquharson took part in a filmed discussion on Reimagining Health and Social Care with RSA CEO Mathew Taylor and guests. 

Understand more about joined up working and the operational challenges that can hold back integration, look at the Community Network's Neighbourhood Integration Project from NHS Confederation.

West Midlands ADASS commissioned a series of reports and information on how its adult social care sector's footprint, worth billions, could drive the local economy.  

By 2040 Japan is expected to have 35% of its population over the age of 65 and New Zealand is reporting interesting findings for its over 65s. See the report published by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust on the alternatives to long term institutional care in these two countries.

As social care becomes more personalised, more people with disabilities are taking responsibility for organising their lives. A collaborative project #SelfBuildingOurLives looks at how individuals with learning disabilities, and the organisations supporting them, are responding to this situation.

Funding opportunity

The scheme is aimed at community-led organisations that are facing financial challenges as a result of the pandemic. Funding of up to £100,000 is available for community-led organisations.

Top resources

Helping People Thrive is a practical guide for training purposes. It looks at how to transform the lives of people with a learning disability and/or autism who have been detained in hospital or in long term segregation. 

Shielding measures are being lifted by the Government on 1st August, TLAP’s direct payment reference group has helped produce the following fact sheet offering support to people who employ personal assistants with regards to their employee returning to work. It was authored by Mark Bates Ltd, co-sponsors of the London Self Directed Support Forum. Download the factsheet pdf. 

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