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Josie - Prioletti - From Plans to Reality Forum


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Presentation by Josie Prioletti (forum facilitator) at the 'Plans to Reality Forum - Exploring the new planning process for people with disabilities", that was held on Tuesday 15 November 2011.

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Josie - Prioletti - From Plans to Reality Forum

  1. 1. Understanding the New Planning Expectations 15 th November 2011
  2. 2. <ul><li>To understand the different expectations around planning </li></ul><ul><li>To “inspire” participants to think outside the square and increase expectations for people with disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>To gain some innovative ideas around planning </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>How has Planning changed? (Josie Prioletti) </li></ul><ul><li>What is different? </li></ul><ul><li>What potential impact will this have on people and services? </li></ul><ul><li>Planning in Action (Maureen McLeish & Anita O’Brien) </li></ul><ul><li>Positive outcomes for people with disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation around Planning (Rob Gill – Te Pou Auckland) </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Before a person with a disability is allocated funds (I.S.P Individual Support Package) a “planner” is allocated to work with the person or family </li></ul><ul><li>The Planning should be guided by the person with a disability, taking into account the person’s aspirations, needs, wants (P.C.P Person Centred Plan) </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Independent of services; minimises conflict of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Not focused on locking people into disability or segregated services </li></ul><ul><li>Has a focus on community involvement / citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Includes persons wants and strengths not just needs and deficits </li></ul><ul><li>Looks beyond what is available at present </li></ul><ul><li>Seeks to utilize “natural supports” i.e. join a choir rather than purchase support to attend singing lessons </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Things to be considered </li></ul><ul><li>(traditionally not included in plan) </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships (maintaining/ gaining networks) </li></ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul><ul><li>Living independently </li></ul><ul><li>Both long term and short term goals </li></ul><ul><li>Weekend/ evening activities </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Opportunities to move towards achievement of long term goals </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to be part of the planning process to achieve goals </li></ul><ul><li>Have flexibility to change things of not working </li></ul>
  8. 8. Person Centred Planning (PCP) concept started in the late 80’s Aim is to empower people who have traditionally been disempowered by ‘specialist’ or segregated services. Wolfensberger “ Services are developed in a way which reflects what society thinks about people with disabilities” “ Person Centred Planning is a way of organising around one person to define and create a better future” – Peter Richie
  9. 9. <ul><li>Enable people to be in control of their own support and life </li></ul><ul><li>Recognise that every person is unique </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure the focus remains on the person </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Self Determination </li></ul><ul><li>Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Citizenship </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>We all have a plan (perhaps not written) </li></ul><ul><li>For people with disabilities who require support – without planning / expectations, nothing happens </li></ul><ul><li>Something to Think About </li></ul><ul><li>Some of us may be involved in teaching people skills but how as life changed for some of the people you know who attend services? </li></ul><ul><li>“ Skills Vs. Outcomes” </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Provide opportunities for choice before planning commences </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Circles of Support </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping </li></ul><ul><li>The maps process allows people to express their hopes and fears. An action plan is developed to work towards the dream and away from the nightmare. </li></ul><ul><li>Essential Lifestyle Planning (ELP) </li></ul><ul><li>ELP is detailed planning which focuses on the individuals life now and how that can be improved. ELP specifies the way the support is to be provided on a day to day basis. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Maureen McLeish Anita O’Brien
  15. 15. <ul><li>All people have aspirations regardless of disability. Important to have expectations for all people </li></ul><ul><li>No such thing as ‘too hard’ or ‘to disabled’ to support choice </li></ul><ul><li>Money is not the only option. We need to seek ‘natural supports’ if planning is to be sustainable </li></ul><ul><li>We need to consider what most people do at X age and consider the same things for people with disabilities </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>The service system may not provide the best options or opportunities for people to fulfill their aspirations. </li></ul><ul><li>Life is a journey, all changes have ups and downs, so things may not be perfect the first time. </li></ul><ul><li>Planning is an ongoing process </li></ul>