This resource on Person-Centred Planning has 19 sections, hundreds of fill-in fields and dozens of interactive activities all designed to help adults with learning disabilities express thoughts, feelings, hopes and aspirations.
Good practice has always meant involving adults with learning disabilities in plans for their future and gearing services to an individual’s needs and wishes. With current legislation, Government policy now recommends that every adult with a learning disability who wants a person-centred plan should be able to have one and this should be the main support approach.
My Life Plan is an interactive resource designed specifically for Person-Centred Planning using the latest interactive software techniques. The overall aim is to help people talk about their lives, plan meetings and record agreed actions to monitor outcomes.
My Life Plan opens with an interactive town map. Clicking on buildings in the town allows users to choose what they want to talk about in 19 interactive sections. Key topics include Work, Communication, Important People, Health and Lifelong Learning. Each section uses a mixture of fill-in fields, on-screen activities, printable worksheets and training materials to cover issues of identity, choice, day-to-day support and future planning.
To aid in recording and expressing important relationships and memories, the Photo Gallery allows import of digital images from any picture-viewing software. All data can be saved for future use and printed both as individual screens or compact reports.
Developed in collaboration with specialist input from Person-Centred Planning practice, social work, social care education and occupational therapy, My Life Plan brings together professional expertise, interactive technologies and proven design and functionality. This innovative resource makes an exciting addition to the tools available to enable people with learning disabilities to speak up about their lives.
Running directly from the CD-Rom without permanently installing on the computer, My Life Plan can be used with any number of individuals in many different locations.
Full instructions included.
“My Life Plan is a highly adaptable resource which will be of use to a wide range of people. It can be used by anyone involved in person-centred planning and has the flexibility of using just one section or them all. We know that self-advocacy groups are enjoying using the CD-Rom especially the sections on hopes and fears and wishes and dreams”. Liz Brooks, Manager, Advocacy, British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD)
‘”Good graphics/sound, easy to navigate. I really like this ? there is a lot there but all important information ? very good, great graphics and easy to navigate ? a resource worth having ? very worthwhile ? user friendly and installs easily”. Saltersgate School Staff Team