What does a Person Centred Plan involve?
A Person Centred Plan takes place wherever you feel most comfortable, i.e. in your own home, a community hall, etc. and can take a couple of hours. It is best completed in one session but you can take breaks if you need.
You will sit at the front of the room with one or two of your supporters, the people you feel most close to, with all your other supporters behind you.
One facilitator will ask you questions and the other will record what you say. The process is organic... It is best to speak your mind and use whichever words/phrases you are most comfortable using. The plan is for YOU so the facilitators will adapt to your communication style as best as possible.
As the process is person centred, the other people in attendance should not provide input or interruption unless specifically invited to by the facilitators.
Who will be involved?
Your Person Centred Planning session will be led by two facilitators. Locally, we have a wide mix of people trained as facilitators.
Usually it is better to have people you don't already know as your facilitators, this way the focus remains entirely on you and there are no preconceived ideas of who you are as a person.
Family and friends
It's important to have support from your family and those close to you.
Others that support you
It is also a good idea to invite people who help and support you. This might be staff from a service you use or people from your local community, so they can offer you encouragement, idea and their commitment.