From 2006 until 2011, Robin worked for the Department of Health, mainly in the areas of the promotion of Independent Living and Recovery. Robin has been involved in the development, production and follow-up on the following pieces of work:
- Direct payments for people with mental health problems: A guide to action (2006)
- Increasing the uptake of direct payments (2006)
- Paths to Personalisation in mental health (2010)
- Carers and personalisation: improving outcomes (2011)
He has also supported the production of two documents on co-production within the Department of Health Common Assessment Framework (CAF) programme (not yet published) by Westminster C-I-L and Equal Citizen Services.
Robin worked on direct payments and social inclusion for the National Institute for Mental Health in England (NIMHE) and the Care Services Improvement Partnership (CSIP). During this time he contributed to hundreds of local training and information events and numerous regional and national conferences throughout England.
Before this Robin worked for 20 years for the voluntary organisation Together; his roles included co-ordinator to the MACASURE user-controlled research project and the Essex Carers Needs’ Assessment, and support to independent carers services. He was also line manager for work/ employment, residential, community support and personal development services.
Robin strives to be an effective ally of all disabled people, and considers the purpose of all his work to be to support the practical realisation of the values that lie behind the implementation of Personalisation: the promotion of equality and independent living for all people.
Most recently, Robin has been working with health and social care services in Warwickshire to introduce an electronic referral system for older people moving from acute hospital wards to community services. Other recent work has included training and development support to Darlington Association on Disability; Mental Health and
Personalisation event and report for Network for Change in Leicester; Support Planning training for Portsmouth City Council; Mental Health and Personalisation training in Coventry and for Mental Health North East; Updating the MIND guide to personal budgets; and work on Personal Health Budgets for the DH.
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