• 21Jun

    Care and Support Planning: making it happen!

    National Voices have been working closely with the members of their care planning and long term conditions groups to develop some Principles of Care and Support Planning. The principles aim to create a common understanding among patients and service users and across professional silos about what care and support planning is and how it works. They are looking for your views on these and are eager to get as many perspectives as possible to help shape and refine them.

    People with long term conditions and disabilities, and their carers, should be supported to live the lives they want to lead, and receive the treatment and care they identify and need. Care and support planning recognises a person’s strengths and abilities and enables them to work with a professional to develop a single and coordinated plan to achieve agreed goals. It can offer a number of benefits, both for the people concerned and for the professionals they work with. But National Voices’ members – health and social care charities – continue to feed back that care and support planning is often not yet happening in practice.

    The principles will create a common understanding among people and professionals about care and support planning: what it is and how it works.  have worked closely with our members, a number of partners and patients, service users and carers to develop these.

    Putting the Principles into practice

    National Voices will develop an online tool. This will include further information on what each principle means, case studies, examples and templates of existing care and support plans and Q&A for people and professionals.

    Share your views

    • Is there any aspect of care and support planning that you would like to see included in the principles or the online tool?
    • Are the principles clear and easy to use? If not, how could they be improved?
    • What information would you like to see included in the online tool to help put the principles into practice?
    • How else we can share the information included in the online tool with as many people as possible?

    Please send any suggested content, thoughts on the Principles or the tool, or ideas about sharing the information they include to Laura by Friday 19 July.