The Manchester Area Partnership (MAP) is one of seven trailblazers for Right to Control across the country. MAP is made up of the Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People, Breakthrough UK, Jobcentre Plus, Independent Living Fund (ILF) and Bury, Manchester, Stockport and Trafford Councils.
Right to Control is intended to ensure disabled people have a greater choice and control over the support they need to go about their daily lives. It aims to shift the balance of power from the state to the individual, assisting disabled people to achieve better outcomes from the support they currently receive.
The Right to Control ensures that, for certain public funding streams, disabled people will have the right to:
- Be told what their indicative budget is;
- Have choice and control over how resources are used to meet agreed outcomes;
- Continue to receive the same support;
- Ask a public body to arrange new support;
- Receive a direct payment and buy their own support; and
- Have a mix of these arrangements.
If you live in one of the four local authority areas and you start to receive one or more of the types of financial support listed below you will be able to choose and control how money is spent to support you to achieve what you want in life.
If you would like further information about your elibility for the Right to Control and you are living in one of the participating Local Authorities, please contact the organisations at the bottom of the page.
Phone: 0161 273 5412
Textphone: 0161 273 5727
Breakthrough UK Ltd
Business Employment Venture Centre
Manchester M12 4AN