think local, act personal

Think Local, Act Personal is the sector wide statement of intent that makes the link between the Government's new vision for social care and Putting People First and has been finalised as the way forward for personalisation and community-based support. It came into force on 1 April 2011.

Think Local, Act Personal was originally released for comment in November 2010 and asserts that councils, health bodies and providers need to work more collaboratively to personalise and integrate service delivery across health and adult social care by making vital public funding go further. It also recognises the contribution that individuals, families, carers and communities make in providing care and support both to those who are publicly funded and those who either pay for themselves or rely on family carers.

Twenty-four leading national organisations - including Sitra - were among the first to endorse the document.

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