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Creating a plan is important to making sure the good things in life are happening for people. If individuals are receiving funding for support, then it may be a requirement that they provide the funder with a clear plan for their daily lives with an accompanying budget.

Person Centred Planning is a term being increasingly used by people to reflect an individualised approach to planning with and for people. Ideally, this idea should reflect a shift in thinking, values and actions about how people with disability are supported rather than just a plan with goals and activities that are assigned to an individual. The following articles can provide some guidance about what it really means to enable a person to be at the centre of their lives with choice and control over decisions and the planning process.

Person Centred Planning: Key Features and Approaches    

Increasing Person Centred Thinking: Improving the Quality of Person Centred Planning

Finding A Way Toward Everyday Lives: The Contribution of Person Centred Planning

Planning to facilitate opportunities enabled under the NDIS Independent Advisory Council for the NDIA

Planning tools

Mind map of a meaningful life

From Dreams to Reality Pave The Way, Queensland

Creating a Good Life in Community Canada 

Think About Your Life UK

Person Centred Thinking Tools UK

Making Action Plans (MAPs)

Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope (PATH)

Think and plan UK

In the Driving Seat UK

Using a calendar week as a visual tool can help you determine what someone's daily life looks like and how it might be developed.   

Example of a meaningful week - young adult

Example of a meaningful week - 7 year old

Template for a meaningful week

Planning for life after school

Family Advocacy NSW


Addressing Personal Vulnerability in Planning Community Living British Columbia