Our approach to person centred planning.
The essence of being person-centred is that it is individual to, and owned by, the person being supported.
We are an organisation dedicated to supporting people to develop their lives and fulfil their ambitions. We recognise that every person needs support to plan in a way that is meaningful to them and therefore we are flexible and innovative to make this a truly inclusive process.
Person-centred approaches are a core element of all good practice, and we want to ensure that this is integral in all delivery of the care and support we provide.
We will work with the person and those important to them to create their own person centred plan. This tells us how they want to be supported, what the person wants to do and what they want to achieve, to enable the person to live the life that you want. We will provide support in the way that the person wants and values, when they want it.
We will ensure that any plan is written in a way that is meaningful to the person: including pictures, photographs and drawings as well as our adopted interactive person centred planning tool -MY LIFE PLAN- that provides a visual and auditory experience to planning support.
Our approach provides an integrated support package that incorporates person centred planning, housing support and health action planning within one accessible document.
We know that this requires skilled people, who share the same values and believes. All our staff and all levels of leadership from directors, to personal enablers are trained in person-centred approaches and thinking. However in ensuring a person centred culture we have invested in the role of person centred planning leads, who provide support and coaching to teams and individuals. They are experts in person centred approaches and thinking, support planning and person centred reviews.
We have taken into account the current developments in person-centred approaches:
'Valuing People Now: A New Three-Year Strategy for People with Learning Disabilities' was published in January 2009 and sets out the government's plans for learning disability services in England until 2011.
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA)/ Adults Incapacity Act 2001 for Scotland: How someone makes decisions and choices is reflected throughout the whole plan.
Personalisation: Person centred approaches and planning describes an individual's lifestyle and reflects how they like to be supported and therefore enables services to be tailored to meet individual needs.