Writing a support plan

Once we have completed your social care assessment, you will be given an estimated personal budget. This will give you an idea of how much money can be spent on your support.

We will then help to plan with you how you would like to meet the needs we have identified in the assessment. This will be your support plan.

What goes into your support plan?

Your support plan is where you:

  • Describe what is important to you
  • Detail the support you want to receive
  • Describe how you want to meet the needs we identified in your social care assessment.

You can think about spending your personal budget in all sorts of ways, provided it keeps you safe, and is lawful, effective and affordable.

You can write your support plan yourself (maybe ask a member of your family or a friend to look at it with you) or we can help you.

Once your support plan is complete a social worker will agree it to ensure all your support needs are met. This is a free service available to everyone, including those who pay for their own support.

Social Care staff can also to help put the plan in place, once it has been approved. They will 'shop around' to find and compare prices of services or find a paid carer to help you live independently.

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