Essential Life Style Planning Getting together to Ensure the plans we make (for people who cannot say how they wish their lives to be), are: Relevant and specific, to that person. My Life My Choice My Future For People who have Profound, complex needs, and some people in transition, it is essential that the lives they lead are lives that are relevant and specific to them. And That services and supporting care should be focused around that person and enable them to live a fulfilled and purposeful life. So: Plans to ensure that people are living a life best suited for their needs have to be specific and individualised. How can we make a plan for someone who cannot communicate? Everyone can communicate – for some it is immediate, for others it requires an understanding and time commitment on the part of those that care for them. It is the Care -giver who knows them best. To make a plan for a person who has complex needs a Person Centred Facilitator will interview all those people who care for and provide services to, that individual. From the information gained a detailed plan (An Essential Life Style Plan) will be collated. If you are over the age of 16 and want a plan Or You are requesting a plan on behalf of someone, Please contact: Community Learning Disability Team William Molson Centre, Kent Street, Grimsby DN32 7DJ 01472 629321 Ask to speak to a Person Centred Planning Facilitator. You will be asked / helped to fill in a request form. On receiving the form: A Person Centred Planning Facilitator will contact you and arrange a meeting. Together you can discuss what you wish to do and how to proceed. An Essential Life Style Plan takes time to complete, as it is a highly detailed plan. An Essential Life Style Plan will find out: • Who the person is - their personality, how they interact; what they bring to the World. • What is essential to them, and what must be in place –for them to lead a life specific to them? • What is important and special to them? And identify • What do we need to do in order to support and enable them to live their life? The plan will enable uniform / individualised care, by all care providers. An Essential Life Style Plan is a profile of a person, and what is needed to support this person in living their life: the way they wish it to be. The Plan will identify what that person’s life is like now. Is the life they are leading reflecting the identified needs of the Essential Life Style Plan created? If not do things need changing? If so – an action plan can be made, and those caring and supporting the individual can ensure the Essential Life Style plan is fulfilled. People’s lives change Once an Essential Life Style Plan has been created it can be added to and changed to reflect present and future needs. The plan and the person, rely on those caring for them to review the plan and ensure their lives are fulfilled, and that supporting - services reflect the needs of the person.