east sussex personalisation - bursary awards

East Sussex County Council Supporting People Team rolled out the red carpet at the iconic De La Warr Pavilion for the bursary awards ceremony on the evening of the 17th July 2013.  Providers and clients enjoyed the spectacular views and heard about the successful applications detailed below:

Join us is a client led social network initiative for older people from Amicus Horizon and Lewes DC residents. 

Employment skills development courses have been designed by Refuge clients to enable women cultivate their employability skills.

Young mothers at Turner House are working on personalising the service from referral to resettlement including managing and spending individual time budgets.

Roots to achievement will enable young people from Newhaven Foyer to create their own social enterprise thereby learning valuable skills for employment and business.

SAILs clients recipe for success combines two ideas, growing vegetables on allotments and producing easy to follow recipes in a variety of formats including video tutorials on line.

EMPOWER  will establish two Young People’s Champions in BHT and Eastbourne YMCA services who will lead on using technology to promote new ways of communicating between staff and clients and new ways of delivering support.

One Size Fits None - Launch of the East Sussex Personalisation Project

Sitra and East Sussex County Council Supporting People Team recently launched the personalisation project and bursary funds on the 30th April 2013. The event brought together a total of 92 delegates representing  housing support and other providers and people using services.

The event was opened by Vic Rayner, CEO of Sitra, who discussed the context and value of personalisation. This was followed by a very impressive and engaging  presentation by four clients of Homeworks, who demonstrated the difference choice and control really makes to people’s lives.  The event continued with some interactive events and was received positively by participants.  On the right hand panel, are presentations from the launch event, as well as a copy of the delegates’ contact details  to keep collaborations growing.