Person centred planning is used by self-advocates, families, friends and paid support
staff. When someone wants to think her life using person centred planning, they may have
the energy and drive to ensure that her plan happens themselves. [ [ [ There are booklets that
self-advocates can use themselves, or with some help. One is ?Listen to me?, which is a
way of someone recording what is important to them in their everyday life and what
support they want to be able to do that. `Capacity Works` is another approach, which
includes recording what someone hopes for the future.
If the person does not want to, or for whatever reason is not able to, she may entrust this
to a family member or a friend. This is what most of us do when planning changes in our
own life. There are training courses for families to learn to plan with their son or daughter.
There is a manual written specially for families learning to do person centred planning
called, ?Families Planning Together?.
If the person does not have the stamina to organise the process, and has no one in her
personal network that can take this on, she will have to rely on a member of staff
Each person is unique, with their own personal values and beliefs shaped by a number of factors that include culture, religion, [ and personal experiences.
We value each person as an individual, respect their aspirations and commitments in life, and seek to understand their priorities, needs, abilities and limits. ] ] ] ] (More)