Support planning and review
What is Support Planning
MAKING YOUR SUPPORT PLAN

A Support Plan describes what a person wants to change about their life and how they will use their Individual Budget to make these changes happen.

Your local authority has to agree your support plan.
Your plan has to answer these questions:

  1. What is important to you?
  2. What do you want to change?
  3. How will you arrange your support?
  4. How will you spend your money?
  5. How will you manage your support?
  6. How will you stay in control?
  7. What will you do next?

File: Making your support plan - easy to read booklet.pdf

WHAT NEEDS TO BE IN A SUPPORT PLAN?

In order for the care manager to agree the release of money for the Budget, they must be able to see and agree a plan that meets clear criteria. This paper describes the 7 criteria for signing off a support plan.

File: What needs to be in a support plan.pdf

YOUNG PEOPLE

Support Plan is the name for the plan that shows how someone’s
Individual Budget will be spent. In order for the care manager to agree the release of money for the Budget, they must be able to see and agree a plan that meets clear criteria. This paper looks at what needs to be in a young persons support plan.

File: What needs to be in a young persons support plan.pdf

THINKING ABOUT SUPPORT PLANNING

This paper briefly explains the 4 core elements of Support Planning:

  1. Clear expectations
  2. A range of ways for people to get support if they need it
  3. Images of possibility
  4. A review process

File: Thinking about Support Planning.pdf

COMPARING CARE PLANS AND SUPPORT PLANS

A Support Plan describes what a person wants to change about their life and how they will use their Individual Budget to make these changes happen. Support Plans should replace Care Plans, rather than trying to run two systems alongside each other. This paper compares care plans and support plans.

File: Comparing care plans and support plans.pdf

CARE MANAGEMENT AND INDIVIDUAL
BUDGET PROCESS

This paper describes how the care management process works, and compares this to how the individual budget process works.

File: Care management individual budget process.pdf

PERSON CENTRED PLANNING AND SUPPORT PLANNING

Person centred planning and support planning are from the same family:
are underpinned by the same values, and both have a foundation of person centred thinking. This paper shows how person centred thinking and planning are the foundation of good support planning.

File: Person centred planning and support planning.pdf

GOOD PRACTICE IN SUPPORT PLANNING
AND BROKERAGE

This document describes current good practice and is part of the Putting People First personalization toolkit.

File: Good practice in support planning and brokerage.pdf

SELF DIRECTED SUPPORT

A brief one page graphic that defines all of the words that you will hear about self directed support and personalisation.

File: Self Directed Support Definitions.pdf