The Making it Personal (MIP) project, with the support of Section 64 funding from the Department of Health, worked with 5 independent advocacy schemes to support their users’ engagement with personal budgets and independent living. Each of these organisations, working with an early model toolkit produced by ILA West Sussex, produced their own toolkits detailing how they go about their work. In addition the project worked with a number of organisations in London looking at access for minority communities.

Overall the MIP project aimed to demonstrate advocacy’s role to care managers and commissioners, counter bureaucracy and unresponsive services, and enable users to achieve meaningful solutions to their needs for care and independence.

The project was managed by Marie McWilliams, OPAAL’s National Development Officer, supported by Kath Parson, Chief Executive and was overseen by a Steering Group.

Click here for details of the Steering Group.

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