planning the future

Planning the Future

 

What matters

  • People with learning disabilities being able to talk about their future and plan for it
  • Families having clear information and getting support when they are planning the future
  • Services for young people and adults signposting families to information they need to plan the future
  • Having practical information to help plan moving into adult life (often called transition)
  • Families having a plan in place for emergencies, such as going into hospital
  • Having access to local events and workshops to help people with learning disabilities, family carers and people who support them to make provision and/or plans for the future
  • Families know about the Mental Capacity Act and Care Act and understand their rights to be involved in making decisions and shaping support

How we can help

 

Together Matters is able to help in a range of ways including:

  • Organise and run workshops and information days for families
  • Train carers’ centres, care managers, advocacy and family support organisations to use the Thinking Ahead Planning Guide and I’m Thinking Ahead
  • Work with advocacy organisations and day centres to use I’m Thinking Ahead
  • Run workshops to help families make a plan for emergencies
  • Run workshops for families on the Mental Capacity Act and the Care Act
  • Work with local authorities to look at how they can use the approach of Thinking Ahead and I’m Thinking Ahead to meet their duties under the Care Act

Resources to help

 

We have listed a range of free resource material which you can download by clicking on the link.

Thinking Ahead Planning Guide pdf

A guide to support families in talking about, and planning for, the future. Download this version to read, save to your computer or print.

I’m Thinking Ahead pdf

An easy to read book for people with learning disabilities to help to think and talk about plans for the future. Download this version to read, save to your computer or print.

Thinking Ahead Planning Guide rewriteable pdf

A guide to support families in talking about, and planning for, the future. You can download and save this version on your computer, write your ideas in the tables and templates and save for future reference and updating.

Thinking Ahead, individual sections of the guide (rewriteable version):

making decisions1. Making decisions

making plans2. Making plans for the future in a person-centred way

building freindships3. Building friendships and support networks

talking4. Talking about difficult subjects

financial plans5. Making financial plans

housing6. Housing and Support

emergencies7. Making a plan for emergencies

keeping an eye on things8. Keeping an eye on things

future plans9. Making a plan for the future

Thinking Ahead Templates

I’m Thinking Ahead rewriteable pdf

An easy to read book for people with learning disabilities to help to think and talk about plans for the future. You can download and save this version on your computer, put your thoughts in the tick-boxes and tables and  save for future reference and updating.

I’m Thinking Ahead, individual sections of the guide (rewriteable version):

about I'm Thinking AheadAll about I’m Thinking Ahead

How to PlanHow to Plan

How to make ChoicesHow to make Choices

How to get the right housing and supportHow to get the right housing and support

What words mean

Ideas for using I’m thinking Ahead

Thinking Ahead report pdf

A short report about the research and development work behind the planning guide as well as recommendations to implement good practice in planning the future in your area.