My Future, My Way
The project is aimed at adults with a disability or long-term health condition, or family members / unpaid carers who care for someone with a disability or long-term health condition. It recognises people as individuals and focuses on their skills. It encourages individuals to speak out about what they need to live the life they want. One of the objectives is to enable service users and their families to make informed decisions about what support, services and resources they need so they are leading decisions made about their care and support.
Trained volunteers who are unpaid carers, or who have lived experience of having a disability or long-term health condition, are supported to deliver training sessions where participants learn a variety of person-centred planning methods. The project intends to inspire people to produce their own person-centred plan, setting goals which will help them to achieve a fulfilling life, based not solely on their needs, but also on their interests and dreams.
The project’s volunteers are also able to visit community groups, or attend meetings to give a short talk, based on their personal experiences of being a service user or carer in Devon. They will talk about how a person-centred approach has made a difference to their life.
Please contact us for more information, or if you:
- know of a community group who would like one of our volunteers to visit and share their story, please contact us.
- would like to learn about person-centred planning, either for yourself or a family member
During the life of the project, we are looking to recruit more volunteers to help to promote person-centred working across Devon. Volunteer role outline for My Future, My Way.
For further information, please contact Emma Young:
Phone: 01392 459 222
Post: Living Options Devon, Units 3-4 Cranmere Court, Lustleigh Close, Matford Business Park, Exeter, EX2 8PW