Support Planning and Person-Centred Planning

Support Plans and Person-Centred Plans capture the detail about what is important in the persons life, what is working well for them and also the areas of their life that they would like to change.

At Imagineer, we are experienced in creatively working alongside people who are developing their Support Plan or Person-Centred Plan helping to facilitate the conversations to gather the detail for a plan, ensuring that the persons wishes are clearly and accurately expressed in their plan.

What does a Support Plan mean for you?

A Support Plan should form the basis of positive action towards an improved future.

A Support Plan is focused on and led by you. The details will be determined by what you want to share, what you want to focus on and the areas of your life that you wish to achieve things in or to change. The Plan is what helps you to stay in control and be in the driving seat of your life; and it helps everyone else to understand how that should happen.

Life in the driving seat

An individualised Support Plan can start life as a blank sheet of paper. The information builds over time until the important details have been captured that truly represent you. This can include your:

  • passions
  • interests
  • skills
  • connections
  • future direction
  • dreams

Local Authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups (NHS) require people to complete a Support Plan as part of the process to access a Personal Budget or a Personal Health Budget.

In these circumstances, a template form is usually provided which you would complete with support from people that you choose to have involved (such as family or close friends); and the process is coordinated by your Social Worker or Care Coordinator.

Support Brokers can also assist you with developing your Support Plan, including how to use the all the resources available to you to implement the plan, you Personal Budget, Personal Health Budget, resources available in your community, grants and other income.

Imagineer can also help provide the continued assistance some people need with the implementation and ongoing management of their Support Plan – this is sometimes referred to as Brokerage Management.

The content of a Support Plan includes:

  • what is important to you
  • what you wish to change and/or achieve
  • what is working
  • what is not working
  • how you will stay in control
  • who will make important decisions
  • how any risk or potential risk will be reduced / managed and what contingency plans will be put in place
  • how the Personal Budget or Personal Health Budget will be used
  • how the plan will be put into action after it has been approved


Person-Centred Planning

At Imagineer, we are trained, skilled and experienced Person-Centred Planning facilitators. The team are able to facilitate Plans using the following Person-Centred Planning tools:

  • PATHs – Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope
  • MAPs – Making Action Plans
  • ELP – Essential Lifestyle Plans
  • Personal Futures Plans

Who Do We Help with Person-Centred Planning and Support Plans?

We can work with anyone to develop their Person-Centred Plan or their Support Plan.

We have a broad range of experience working with people in different circumstances to achieve positive and transformational life changes.

Reviewing Progress of Your Support Planning

We can support you with the reviewing of progress which helps to keep things on track, by holding regular review meetings with the people you would like to involve.

The frequency of the review meetings will be up to you and this can change depending on what is happening in your life at any particular time. At Imagineer, we find that people value regular meetings when there are changes taking place in their life or when there are a number of issues that need to be addressed.

Example Support Plans

Here are some example support plans that have been developed through our Support Brokerage Training.

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