Planning your Support
If you are not eligible for support from the Council, you may still find the following information helpful to plan how you want to be supported.
During your assessment a member of staff will have worked with you to find out what your support needs are, what you want to achieve and, for people that are eligible, how much money is available in your Personal Budget to spend on your support. Now you can begin to plan your support.
Support planning is about planning your whole life. When making your support plan, we would like you think about:
- What is important to you?
- What do you want to change?
- What do you want to achieve? We call the things you want to achieve 'My Outcomes'
- How will you be supported?
- How will you use your Personal Budget?
- How will your support be managed?
- How will you stay in control of your life?
- What are you going to do to make this plan happen?
- When are you going to look at how well it is working?
We will help you to develop your Support Plan, or you can do this yourself if you prefer with the help of friends and family or with another organisation or person that isn't part of the Council. You might find it helpful when planning your support to look at details of the types of support services that are available.
You can present your Support Plan in any way you like. Examples of more creative Support Plans include scrapbooks and presentations, which can help you to create a fuller picture of your life, dreams and aspirations. This can also help us to get a better idea of you as a person, and often results in a more exciting package of support that is really personal to you and helps you to live your life, your way.
If you are going to receive a Personal Budget from the Council, your Support Plan will need to be checked and signed by the Council, who will want to make sure it is safe, legal, and meets your needs.
- Contact us for help with support planning
Page Last Updated: 13 May 2013