Telford & Wrekin -Making It Real

Telford & Wrekin Council have opportunities available for people to be part of “Making It Real”

What is Making it Real?

Making It Real is a framework or guide that sets out what good, person-focused care and support should look like from the point of view of individuals with lived experience. It recognises that people want a life, not just a service and that conversations with people should be based on what matters most to them. Support must be built up around a person’s strengths, their own networks of support and greater use made of resources available in the local community.

About Making It Real in Telford:

Telford, Making It Real Board was set up in January 2018 and is made up of people who use adult services or who are interested in the development of Adult Social Care (ASC) in Telford and Wrekin. The Board works in co-production with council leaders, making recommendations on how different service areas can improve and develop, with the aim of seeing services progress towards more person-centred, community-based support.

Experts by experience

As ‘Experts by Experience’ the Board is uniquely placed to ensure that council leaders are kept in touch with the day to day realities for people who use services and their carers and that local people are placed at the heart of decisions around the future of Adult Social Care in the borough.

Get involved and have your say

Telford and Wrekin Council would like people who use Adult Social Care to work with them ensuring that those who have lived experience are heard, valued and that they have the opportunity to inform, question and challenge our developments and practice. The Making It Real board meetings will take place on:

  • Thursday 12 September 2019 from 2 pm – 4 pm at Ketley Community Centre
  • Thursday 17 October 2019 from 2 pm – 4 pm at Ketley Community Centre
  • Thursday 14 November 2019 from 2 pm – 4 pm at Ketley Community Centre
  • Thursday 12 December 2019 from 2 pm – 4 pm at Ketley Community Centre.

How to Contact Making It Real

Contact: Kate Parslow Telephone: 01952 380839, Email:

Address: For the attention of: Kate Parslow, Adult Social Care, Making It Real Board
Telford & Wrekin Council, 4th floor, B wing, Darby House, Lawn Central, Telford, TF3 4JA.

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