Chris Fox undertaking Chancellor’s Fellowship with Think Local, Act Personal (TLAP)
PERU's Chris Fox is undertaking a Chancellor's Fellowship with Think Local, Act Personal (TLAP). The Chancellor's Fellowship programme is organised and funded by Metropolis and provides opportunities for academics at Manchester Met to undertake short placements in policy-intensive environments.
The focus of Chris's Fellowship is building the evidence base for 'personalisation' and using this to inform key policy decisions. Personalisation is about giving individuals greater choice and control with support that draws on strengths and assets. Whilst the right thing to do, it is important to build a strong evidence base of what works best.
In 2017, TLAP published a report Gathering the Evidence: Making Personal Budgets Work for All, setting out a direction for improving understanding on the impact of personalisation. Since then, TLAP has developed close links with the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) at Manchester Metropolitan University.
During the course of the Fellowship, Chris will draw together existing evidence on personal budgets and co-production, provide advice and assistance on evaluation to some organisations who are pushing forward with personalisation, and look at how TLAP can forge a closer connection between the world of policy and action on the ground. The Fellowship is timely given the recent publication, as part of the NHS Long Term Plan, of the Universal Personalised Care – Implementing the Comprehensive Model.