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Create your own support plan

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  • Starting your support plan - take a step back

    Before writing your plan, it is sometimes helpful to take a step back and think about what you are trying to achieve. Are you planning for yourself, your son or daughter, your mum, dad or your loved ones? Where are you/they now and what is life like at present? What would you change and what do you or they want to achieve in the future? Just take a few minutes to have a real think about where you are now and what you want to achieve.

  • Who can help me with my plan?

    You can do your support plan yourself or you can get help from the following:

    1. Family
    2. Friends
    3. Peer support – other people who are in a similar situation to you but have already done their plan
    4. A local community organisation
    5. A provider organisation you are familiar with
    6. Your care manager, social worker or someone else from the council who offers to help you
    7. An independent broker

    Please be aware that some people may charge for helping you with your support plan, make sure you ask about this as your council may not be willing to pay.

    Remember, don't be afraid to ask for help, most people are always willing.

  • Writing your plan.

    There are specific pieces of information that need to be included in a support plan, your council will advise you of these. Typically these pieces of information can be split into nine main areas within a support plan.

    EzyPlan will guide you through the nine different areas of the support plan, prompting you with ideas and examples throughout. Remember, pictures and drawings as well as words can help get your message across.