Making It Real in Shropshire
Making It Real
Making it Real is a tool to help measure progress in building the adult social care system in the way local people want. It is a national scheme formed by a voluntary organisation called Think Local Act Personal.
Grouped into six themes, the Making It Real ideal comprises of 26 ‘I’ statements which individuals would say if they were happy with the Council’s social services. Examples include: ‘I am in control of planning my care and support’ and ‘I know where to get information about what is going on in my community.’
Shropshire adult social care uses the 26 ‘I’ statements to help people to live long, independent and productive lives. Feedback from Shropshire residents has prioritised three themes. Those are:
- Information and advice;
- Active and supportive communities; and
- Flexible integrated care and support.
Council staff and People2People staff, as well as volunteers, have been busy talking to people about advisory group meetings, and encourage individuals to attend and get involved. These meetings can direct future changes in adult social services provision and strategy. At the moment, they are held every two months in the north, centre and south of the county. The advisory group meetings are always friendly, welcoming and well structured. For more information on Making It Real, including meeting dates and agendas, visit www.shropshirechoices.org.uk/makingitreal