Right to Control
What is Right to Control?
The Right to Control is new legislation for disabled people. Between 2010 and 2013, it is being tested across the country at seven ‘trailblazer’ sites and Barnet is one of these sites.
How does it work?
Right to Control brings together social care, employment and housing-related support and allows each person to decide how funding should be spent to best meet their individual needs. More detailed information about how this works can be found on the Right to Control page.
- giving disabled people more choice and control over their support
- a multi-disciplinary team including staff from the council, Barnet Centre for Independent Living (BCIL) and Job Centre Plus is working together to deliver the Right to Control. This team is able to support the customer in a co-ordinated way, helping them develop a co-ordinated plan for social care, employment and housing services
- for disabled people who choose to receive support from others with personal experience of living with disabilities, Barnet Centre for Independent Living provides a ‘Peer Support Broker’ service. This helps disabled people think more creatively about how to organise the support they receive to achieve their goals.