Identify the beliefs and values on which person-centred thinking and planning is based

NOTE: Please be aware that the information on this page is a very rough draft and has not been fact-checked so should be used accordingly (taken with a pinch of salt)! However, it should (hopefully) give you some pointers and set you off in the right direction.

Person-centred thinking and planning is primarily based on:

  • the social model of disability – focuses on removing barriers that are created by society rather than trying to fix an individual’s impairments
  • social inclusion – all members of society have the same opportunities
  • normalisation – providing the conditions for everybody to be able to live a normal life
  • social role valorization – enable, establish/maintain valued social roles for everybody
  • framework for accomplishment – shaping people’s everyday lives by enabling everybody to share ordinary places, make choices, develop abilities, be treated with respect and have a valued social role and grow in relationships

Person-centred thinking puts an individual at the core of all planning and decisions that affect them.