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.