For persons with disabilities receiving support services, person-centred planning is a key process to focus the delivery of services and supports on the person and how they want to live their life. A benchmarking exercise completed with providers of day services in 2016 indicated that the majority of organisations had a model of person-centred planning in place. However, the same exercise identified the need for a more consistent approach to person-centred planning.
A National Person-Centred Planning Framework has now been developed. The framework respects the models of person-centred planning that has been implemented over the years. Service providers will in the first instance, have to examine if their model of person-centred planning is aligned with the framework. Service providers will then need to address any areas of practice that do not conform with the framework.
To commence the implementation of the framework a Demonstration Project has been agreed with five provider organisations. The five organisations participating in the implementation of the Person-Centred Planning Framework during 2019 will be evaluating their current model of person centred planning and its alignment with the Person-Centred Planning Framework. The experience learned through this demonstration project will inform the development of strategy and planning for the wider roll out of the framework throughout the adult disability service sector.
Whilst the target for 2019 is to complete the Demonstration Project with the five participating organisations, we encourage all day service providers to become familiar with the contents of the framework and to commence their own self-evaluation where possible.
The suite of documents to support organisations to progress the implementation of the framework are as follows:-
Person-Centred Planning Framework Report
Person-Centred Planning Framework Summary Report
Easy to Read - Person-Centred Planning Framework
Person-Centred Planning Framework - Tools and Resources
Easy to Read - Finding out if person-centred planning is working for you
Research Report - Person-Centred Planning - Literature Review
Research Report - Current Person-Centred Planning Practice 2017
Research Report - National Framework for Person-Centred Planning - Analysis of HIQA Inspection