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NCAS 2013: personalisation workshop - refreshing the commitment for personalised care and support

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At the Department of Health we’re always keen to do what we can to ensure policy initiatives maintain a constant and positive momentum. It’s another reason we are looking forward to NCAS and the chance to update delegates – and the sector in general - on current policy engagements.

The personalisation summit workshop will take place on Thursday 17 October between 15:45-16:40. Following this on the DH stand, there will be a chance to meet the DH personalisation team, and to find out more from In-Control and Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) on the recent Personal Budget Survey.

If you’re an NCAS delegate, here’s why you should pay us a visit:

In September this year, Minister for Care and Support, Norman Lamb, and Jon Rouse, DH Director General for Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships, chaired a personalisation summit attended by around 30 representatives from the social care sector and service users. This aimed to bring everyone together to discuss the progress made so far with personalisation, talk about some of the barriers to further advances and how the sector could work together to overcome them.

TLAP, our sector level lead for personalisation, facilitated the summit with Helen Sanderson of Helen Sanderson Associates. I think it’s fair to say everyone who attended found the summit a worthwhile and thought provoking event. The Minister and Jon Rouse certainly did, and both are keen to be involved in follow-up work.

In fact, Jon is intending to speak at an NCAS workshop to outline the findings from the summit, and give delegates the opportunity to feed into the next part of the work – the development of a framework detailing agreed actions the sector has to take to overcome barriers to progress. Jon is sharing a stage with colleagues from TLAP, ADASS and the National Coproduction Advisory Group (NCAG) who will all give their take on the summit from their perspectives, as well as providing details of the outputs of the summit.

The summit followed a busy year in terms of personalisation policy. We saw the draft Care and Support Bill published, consultation with stakeholders and pre-legislative scrutiny. This led to the Care Bill, currently making its way through Parliament. The bill places personal budgets and personalised care planning into law for the first time, and includes many other important and related provisions such as equal rights for carers, information and advice, integration and cooperation, and market development.

As well as the follow-up work from the summit, we will also be working with social care partners to develop the regulations and statutory guidance underpinning the Care Bill. This will be a collaborative process, and the draft documents will be open for consultation in the summer of 2014. A busy year for personalisation looks set to continue, but will be worth the effort in the form of new legislation and guidance designed to make a real difference to the people who matter most.

Personalisation summit workshop: Thursday 17 October 15:45-16:40 followed by ‘meet and greet’ in the DH lounge. Join us!

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  1. Comment by caroline speirs posted on

    Please give more notice about these events!