SCIE media statement

SCIE to host new sector-led partnership on personalisation

12 April 2011

SCIE will host the new Think Local, Act Personal Partnership to support personalisation. Over 30 national organisations representing the broad interest in personalisation and community-based support have committed to the Think Local, Act Personal Partnership. Partners will work to improve their own practice in six priority areas as well as advising and influencing government and other bodies.

The Partnership will be co-chaired initially by Care Providers Alliance Chair, Miranda Wixon, outgoing ADASS president Richard Jones, and a citizen leader, yet to be elected. It takes over from the Putting People First programme, which ended on 31 March 2011.

SCIE’s role will be to host the small central team supporting the partnership, commission any work requested by the Partnership Board, and provide backroom services such as admin, finance, facilities and HR support as required.

SCIE has considerable experience of hosting independent projects and informing the development of self-directed support, says David Walden, SCIE’s director of adult services. So we are delighted to support the Think Local, Act Personal Partnership. This type of sector-led initiative is essential to the future of personalisation. As well as providing backroom support, SCIE will continue to be an active member of the partnership.

Care Services Minister Paul Burstow says: I welcome the new Think Local, Act Personal Partnership which will help to deliver our aims for personalisation across services as set out in the Vision for Adult Social Care. The wider membership of this new Partnership and in particular the engagement of providers demonstrates the commitment to joined-up working that is necessary to make personalised care and personal budgets a reality for everyone who needs them. I would like to thank the Social Care Institute for Excellence for hosting this work.

For details visit the Think Local, Act Personal website or the Partnership facebook page. To find out more about SCIE’s work on personalisation, visit SCIE’s website personalisation section.

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Read the Think Local Act Personal press statement

Media contact

Steve Palmer | Press and Public Affairs Manager | Tel: 020 7766 7419 | Mob: 07739 458 192 | Email: media@scie.org.uk