Bradford Community and Voluntary Sector Personalisation
Personalisation Project - Helping to Develop Services
for Older People Personalisation is a term
used to describe the
Our aim is to help VCS organisations in Bradford to understand the ability to tailor a range of
opportunities presented by Personalisation and to support them to support services to meet
develop services for older people. an individual’s specific
needs. It is at the heart of
We will provide a range of support, through workshops, events and the government’s drive to
one-to-one guidance to help organisations work out what transform social care.
Personalisation means for them and the people they serve.
The Bradford approach to
You can learn more about the project and find out how to get
Personalisation is ‘your
involved by visiting www.bradfordvcspp.org.uk
life your choice’. Based on
More information and what we have done so far! and support it provides
customers with individual
We’ve had three interesting events so far, a project launch in July followed accounts that they can
by a step-by-step guide to Personalisation and the working group launch spend on the services
which were both in September. they require to provide
them with the care they
If you missed any of these events please visit our web sites need.
www.bradfordvcspp.org.uk and www.bvcspp.wikidot.com for more details,
notes and presentations. For more information go
to your life your choice
There is a lot of interest from the Voluntary Sector and a genuine desire by
Bradford Council to fully engage with VCS organisations. Bradford Council is
We are convinced there are opportunities through Personalisation, we are committed to doing what
it can to stimulate a
keeping our eye on what’s happening nationally and are really looking
market for older people’s
forward to helping develop some interesting and creative services with and
services in which VCS
for the people of Bradford. organisations can deliver
To register your interest and make sure you keep track of what’s happening services, alongside other
in Bradford e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to join our mailing list. providers.
Look out for more information on our ‘creative support planning’ event
which brings together VCS organisations, social care practitioners and
customers of social care support to see if we can come up with some
inspired, tailored and practical solutions to people’s care needs.
If you would like to chat more and find out how we can help please ring Jo, Gill or Rob at
Social Business Brokers on 0113 318 8685 or email us at email@example.com
Working Group Meetings
‘Personal Assistants’ Working Group ‘Support Planning & Brokerage’ Working Group
Gill Coupland Gill Coupland
The First Personal Assistants Group Meeting will be The first Support Planning and Brokerage Working
on Tuesday 2nd November 9:30 to 11:30 at New Group Meeting will be on Thursday 4th November
Horizons Care in the Community 9.30 to 11.30 at Café West
At the working group launch we had some We had some good opening discussions at our
interesting and creative discussions around services working group launch and I am looking forward to
for people wanting to employ a PA and services for working through the points and issues raised.
We will hopefully have attendees from Bradford
I am looking forward to expanding on this and Council Adult and Community Services who can
identifying some practical, income generating expand on their thinking in terms of contracting
solutions which we can discuss with Bradford with VCS organisations.
Please sign up by visiting
Please sign up by visiting www.supportplanningandbrokeragegroup.eventbrit
‘Paid For Services’ Working Group ‘How to be Enterprising’ Working Group
Rob Greenland Rob Greenland
The Paid for Services Group Meeting will be The How to be Enterprising Group Meeting will be
Tuesday 2nd November 1:30 to 3:30 New Horizons Thursday 4th November 1:30 to 3:30 at Café West
Care in the Community
Our starting point for this working group is the idea
We intend for this working group to have a practical of social enterprise as a verb not a noun - something
focus - helping you to make progress in your plans that you do, more than something that you are.
for developing paid-for services.
We think this matters because there is often too
It doesn't matter if you're still at an early stage with much emphasis on asking the question "Are we a
your plans - we want to understand what stage social enterprise?" Instead, in this group we want to
you're at, and then help you to deal with whatever ask the question:
issues you are facing. How could we be more socially enterprising?
Please sign up by visiting Please sign up by visiting
Don’t worry if you are unable to make our meetings on the 2nd and 4th November you can still be involved,
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive working group updates, information and invites to
future events. You can also send suggestions or questions to be raised at the meetings.
Please Visit www.bradfordvcspp.org.uk and www.bvcspp.wikidot.com