Examples of support plans
Support plans vary from person to person, not only because needs and requirements vary, but also because different people will have different wishes and preferences. After all, social care aims to help individuals live their life as independently as possible, and not everyone wants the same solution as other people.
To get an idea of how personal support plans are, and perhaps also as a source of ideas and inspiration, we have put some examples of recent support plans here. Personal details such as names have been removed from the plans.
Mr A is in his early seventies and has had an eventful life. Having lost his wife many years ago, Mr A’s life spiralled out of control and he found himself living in his car for almost two decades. Not surprisingly, this has had a serious effect on his health. After a period in hospital, Mr A was offered temporary emergency housing in a bedsit, and his social worker called in a support broker to help Mr A get his life back on track.
With the help of his friend Kate and his support broker, Mr A wrote his support plan (.pdf, 35Kb).
Mr M is in his seventies. He has some mobility issues, which means he needs some help in the mornings and evenings so he can get on with his day.
Mr M wrote his support plan (.pdf, 36Kb) with the assistance of his support broker.
Until recently, Mrs F received care from an agency which she paid for herself. Due to her advanced years, her needs increased to a level where she needs more support to stay in her own home. She was relieved to hear her daughter can continue to support her in her own home.
Mrs F put her support plan (.pdf, 36Kb) together helped by her daughter and a support broker.
Mrs K lives in a village in North Oxfordshire with her husband. Her family is close-knit and provides a source of support for her, and she also has many friends she is close to. Mrs K leads an active life despite being a wheelchair user and having a number of health problems. Her care needs recently became too much for her husband, and Mrs K. was referred to one of our teams for assessment.
Mrs K's detailed support plan (.pdf, 35Kb) describes how she plans to spend her personal budget.
Mr P. has trouble staying on his painful feet for long, making relatively simple tasks such as preparing breakfast and having a shower very difficult. In addition, Mr P. has lost his hearing, meaning that he has become isolated and feels lonely at times. Because of his financial circumstances, Mr P. contributes towards his care, which is in part funded by Oxfordshire County Council.
With the assistance of his support broker, Mr P wrote his own support plan (pdf, 38Kb).