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Person-centred planning tools

When planning support of any kind, person-centred planning provides a way of supporting a person to plan any aspect of their life. It ensures that the individual remains at the centre of all planning that affects them. Person-centred planning is not an assessment – instead it is a way of involving a person in planning for the future and making changes in a person’s life.

Person-centred plans (PCPs) should always respect the ways people communicate. People who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) should be supported to use their preferred method of communicating.

The person at the centre of the planning should always feel in control over the plans that are made, including who is involved and how they are documented. They should be able to express personal preferences and anxieties when going through change. PCPs should be reviewed regularly and as changes happen in someone’s life, such as school transitions.

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