Personalisation is about planning for and getting the life you want.  People with learning disabilities and their families should get to say what support and care they need. With the right support, it allows people to shape their own lives and use all available resources to suit their needs and lifestyles. Personalisation means more choice, control and independence.

Valuing People Now says that all people with learning disabilities and their families should have greater choice and control over their lives. This means that local authorities, partners and other service providers need to reshape and redesign their systems to give people with learning disabilities and their families more control over the support they get.

Putting people first recognises that access to vital information around services ensures that people have more choice and a better quality of life. The Valuing People Now Team published good practice guidance Personalisation through Person Centred Planning March 2010 and other materials to help local areas understand how person-centred planning can help deliver Putting People First.

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Find out more about our work around Person Centred Transition Planning.

"Later this year, we will publish the vision for adult social care, including the key next steps on personalisation, working with the consortium of Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), Local Government Association ( LGA) and Local Government Improvement and Development Agency (formerly IDeA) and with users and carers."

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