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Support plans for carers

If you have eligible needs you will be invited to develop a support plan for yourself. You may wish to:

  • combine your support plan with that of the person you care for if you've both had an assessment
  • or develop a plan just for yourself.

A support plan does not need to be complicated, it's just a short written document, looking at the areas you need support with, how you wish to arrange support, and then deciding how your needs will be met.

Making realistic plans 

Your support plan is about you, and your choices. But your assessing officer and their manager will need to sign it off - ensuring that the plan is realistic, and that it is likely to support you and make the changes you need.

You will receive a support planning document and can write your own plan to discuss with your assessing officer when you meet. Or you can get support to think through what would make the most difference.