Right to Control

Have you seen the Right to Control films?

ecdp is delighted to present eight films about the Right to Control programme, which was piloted in Essex between 2010 and 2013.

Watch the films on You Tube now

Let us know your feedback about these films. Please email us your comments to communications@ecdp.org.uk.

All about Right to Control

Between December 2010 and December 2013, Right to Control was piloted in Essex. This was one of seven areas across the country which piloted the initiative, known as Trailblazers.

The Right to Control initiative was designed to give disabled people more choice and control over the support they receive. 

This included people who received:

  • Access to work
  • Adult social care
  • Disabled facilities grant
  • Independent living fund
  • Housing related support
  • Work choice

Those who were eligible for the Right to Control programme had the legal right to combine the support they received from six different sources and decide how best to spend the funding to meet their individual needs. For those who were eligible for support from more than one agency, relevant information was shared so that the service user didn't need to keep telling lots of agencies the same things.


ecdp Works, an award winning work experience scheme that supports disabled people into employment.


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