Outline current legislation, policy and guidance underpinning person-centred thinking and planning

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.

Current legislation, policy and guidance underpinning person-centred thinking and planning includes:

  • The governmental policy ‘Putting People First’ aims to transform social care so that it is person-centred
  • The Department of Health’s white paper ‘Valuing People’ (later updated to ‘Valuing People Now’) outlines the government strategy for ensuring a person-centred approach for people with learning disabilities
  • The government white paper ‘Personalisation Through Person-Centred Planning’ seeks to share learning about how person-centred thinking and planning can help the delivery of ‘Putting People First’ and Valuing People Now’
  • The Disability Discrimination Act makes it unlawful for anyone to be discriminated against because they have a disability