Making it Real launched

C4CC is delighted to this week launch jointly launch with Think Local Act Personal (TLAP), the new Making it Real framework for how to do personalised care and support

Making it Real is for people working in health, adult social care, housing, and for people who access services.  It is an easy to use, jargon-free set of personalised principles that focus on what matters to people.

It was launched on Thursday 11 October to more than 100 senior leaders from across the health, care and housing sectors at an event which was attended by the Minister for Care, Caroline Dinenage.

In her address to delegates, the Minister, said: “When it comes to wellbeing, it’s vital that our services look at people’s needs as a whole, from social care to health and housing. That’s why we want to put power back into the hands of people accessing services, their carers and families – by personalising care and focussing it around individual needs – so we can help people to live happier and more independent lives.

“The new Making it Real guide is an important and practical resource to help make personalised care a reality.”

Built around six themes, Making it Real describes what good looks like from an individual’s perspective and what organisations should be doing to live up to those expectations. It supports coproduction between people, commissioners and providers.

Making it Real is a voluntary commitment with access to free materials and support. If you sign up to get involved, you decide how to make best use of it.

Making it Real has been co-produced by Think Local Act Personal and C4CC, with input from partners, organisations and individuals, including the National Co-production Advisory Group (NCAG).

C4CC’s co-chair, Anna Severwright describes the difference Making it Real would make to her life in the short film below.

C4CC co-chair, Nigel Mathers adds: “We are delighted that the updated Making it Real now includes a focus on health. I would urge all organisations serious about delivering personalised healthcare to make use of this fantastic resource.”

James Sanderson, Director of Personalised Care at NHS England, says: “The NHS is on a journey to make personalised care business as usual across the health and care system. This will require a different relationship between people and professionals, with a shift in power and decision making that enables people to have a voice and be connected to their communities. Making it Real exemplifies this vision and is a practical tool that will help to achieve it.”

Read more from James about Making it Real in this blog post.

Visit the Making it Real website to download the framework and to sign up and commit to ‘Making it Real’ in your organisation.


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