Creating your support plan Click to get info
If someone reads your care and support plan they should be able to get a sense of your lifestyle, an understanding of who you are and your aspirations for the future.
Your support plan needs to contain:
- what’s important to you
- your likes and dislikes
- your hobbies and interests
- the important people in your life
- your hopes and fears for the future
- what you hope to achieve and by when
- anything you want to change in your life.
You can start by thinking about how your life is at the moment, what’s working well and the things that aren’t working so well. What does a good day look like, and what is a bad day like for you?
Your care and support plan should include the type of help and support that you’re going to need to ensure you stay safe and well. This can include tasks such as help with cooking, shopping, household chores, personal care, visiting friends or keeping appointments.
Put things down that will make your life better. People who help you will also need to agree with your choices, but don’t include anything that someone else thinks you should do if you don't agree.
Arranging and paying for your support Click to get info
If a health or social care professional carried out your assessment they will have identified the needs that we’ll meet, as well as any others you may have. It’s important to remember that any council funded arrangements you make have to be directly linked to the assessed needs that we’ll support.
You can do the care and support plan yourself or complete the assessment with:
- your family or other people in your circle of support
- a health or social care professional
- an independent person, who may charge you for their services
- an advocate who can complete the care and support plan on your behalf
You can also use local people or resources, as these can often be easier to arrange than buying from a care agency. They may also be people that you know and feel more comfortable to have helping you.