Person-Centred Planning Framework Implementation

Webinar Series to Support the Implementation of the National Framework for Person-Centred Planning in Adult Disability Day Services

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 was progressed in 2019 with five-day service provider organisations.  This Demonstration Project provided invaluable learning to support the wider rollout of the framework.  The outcome pointed to the need for more detailed guidance on some elements of the framework to support the sector with implementation.  This detailed guidance has been developed and is the subject of the Webinar Series.  Webinar 1 - General Introduction to the Framework and Webinar 2 - Understanding the Difference between the Person Centred Plan and Personalised Care and Support Plans were held in May and July and these recordings are available to view on HSeLanD.  Webinar 3 - Guide to Circles of Support and Goal Setting and Webinar 4 - Getting ready to implement the National Framework for Person-Centred Planning in Adult Day Services were held in September and these recordings are available to view on  

Download the PCP Framework Implementation - March 2021 Flyer (PDF size 503.6 KB, 1Page) which summarises the background PCP work and the Implementation Plan for 2021. 

We encourage all day services providers to become familar with the contents of the framework.

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

A Guide to Circles of Support

Circles of Support - One page summary

A Guide to Goal Setting in Person-Centred Planning

Goal Setting - One page Summary

A Guide to Understanding the Difference between Person-Centred Plan and Personalised Care and Support Plans

Understanding the Difference between Plans - One page summary

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

The report of the Demonstration Project is now available below:-

Report of Demonstration Project 2019