We will soon be starting 'Pass it on planning' in Staffordshire
to enable whole communities to benefit from good person-centred
The course will bring people with support or healthcare needs,
family carers and practitioners together to learn how to plan in
person-centred ways not only for themselves but for the benefits of
others. A key aim of the course is to equip participants with the
skills, tools, knowledge and confidence in order to provide
peer-to-peer planning with other members of their communities.
In Control's leadership programmes give families and
practitioners the latest cutting edge information and build a
network of well informed and well connected people who can truly
work in partnership with local authorities and other organisations
to effect positive change.
Participants on our programmes report that their experience has
been "truly life changing" helping them to get
employment, gain and use personal budgets in innovative ways,
employ their own staff and ensure they are fully included in
'mainstream' society and make a valued contribution.
Our family leadership courses help people to develop ideas,
opportunities and tools which leave a lasting
Pass it on planning is a course consisting of five days which
can take place consecutively or over a number of months.
The course will cover:
- The history of the self-advocacy movement, the
changing perceptions and why things are the way they are.
- Getting the right support, positive inspiration
and real life examples from people who have created solutions to
get the lives they want.
- Planning and working in a person centred way, an
introduction to practices and techniques.
- Building circles of support, how to set up
solution circles centred around the individual.
- Live planning, learning in action and an
opportunity to practice some of the skills learnt and construct
real plans for people.
Course outcomes include:
- Enabling people to plan better futures by
providing participants with the right skills, knowledge and
confidence to ensure they have greater choice, flexibility and
control over their support, healthcare or wellbeing needs.
- An investment in peer support by establishing a
local network of 'Planning Champions' who will be able to pass on
their skills for the benefit of others within their own
- A culture shift by bringing individuals and a
variety of practitioners together to work in a positive,
- Inspired and motivated participants, committed to
supporting others to live the lives they choose.
Please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org if
you would like to find out more about this course.
Please also visit www.in-control.org.uk/partners
for more information about our range of family leadership and
Partners in Policymaking courses