Support Person-Centred Thinking and Planning

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Unit 98 Support Person-Centred Thinking and Planning 1.1 Person-centred thinking is based on the individual, planning on their priorities, working towards the individuals goals, building a circle of support, planning with them, supporting the individuals wishes and hopes. Reviewing and updating plans with the individual to maximise success. Enable changes of direction when required, listening to the individual and to encourage individualisation in a non judgemental manner. 1.2 The benefits of Person-centred thinking are putting the individual first, supporting individuals to make their own decisions, enabling fruitful relationships, increase the individuals feeling of worth, increase confidence and self esteem, enable and encourage the individuals involvement in the community and to promote their involvement in future planning. 1.3 The beliefs and values of Person-centred thinking is based Rogers, core conditions, encourage a growth promoting climate, Maslow, hierarchy of needs, the work of Michael Smull – essential lifestyle planning, the social model and holistic model, the principle of inclusion. 1.4 Person centred thinking differs from other approaches as the needs of the individual are the priority and not the service or any financial consideration. Because it is not directed by the assessment process but by the individuals themselves. 1.5 There are a number of tools for person centred planning. They all follow the same principles: the person is at the centre, family and friends are partners in planning, the plan focuses on what is important, gifts and capacities and looks to the future, planning builds a shared commitment to action, planning is an on-going process. Which tool we use depends upon the person and their life. 1.6 There are several different approaches or styles of person centred planning. Each style is based on the same
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