The Care Act - Care and Support Planning

The Care Act - Care and Support Planning
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The Care Act 2014 makes taking a person centred approach to care planning a legal requirement on local authorities. Person centred care and support planning puts people in the heart of their care and offers them the opportunity to take control and ownership of the process and outcomes of their plan.


This course is intended for:

  • People who have a role in care and support planning
  • Staff employed by local authorities and other organisations who are responsible for care and support planning
  • Managers of people undertaking care and support planning

    Course 'bundle' information

    This course contains three modules from our Care Act suite:

  • Taking a Person-Centred Approach
  • Producing the Plan
  • Planning for People at Risk of Harm or Who Lack Capacity

    About this course

    This course forms part of the suite of e-learning courses that have been developed to support the implementation of part one of the Care Act 2014. It is based upon the Skills for Care training materials.

    Upon successful completion of all three modules you will be automatically awarded a certificate containing the course name, completion date, CPD hours and learning objectives.

    The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and refresher guides.


    In this course you will learn:

  • What is meant by ‘person-centred planning’ and ‘support planning’
  • The background to person-centred planning
  • The key features and standards of person-centred planning
  • The planning and review process
  • Why it is important to involve people in the planning process
  • What makes a good plan
  • What a plan must include
  • The principles behind combined and joint planning
  • What must be considered when a plan is signed-off
  • The local authority duties towards those at risk of harm
  • How to get those at risk of harm involved in the planning process
  • The local authority duties towards those who may lack capacity


    Here are some of the topics covered in this course:

    Why are things changing?; What is person-centred planning?; What should person-centred planning focus on?; Personalisation; It’s not a new concept; Person-centred planning tools; One-page profile; Person-centred planning; Values and beliefs; The reflective cycle; Person-centred reviews; Difficulty engaging; Good practice; The planning process; Why does it matter so much?; What do you need to know?; The difficulty in engaging people; The ingredients of a good plan; Planning tips; Proportional plans; Examples of plans; What must a plan include?; Overview of the key elements; Personal budget; Direct payments; Is a combined plan appropriate?; Combined plans – things to consider; Format of the plan; Non-service options; No constraints; Who should write the plan?; Joint planning; Signing off the plan; If the plan cannot be signed off; Person-centred care planning principles; First meeting; Recording information; Making assumptions; Avoiding risk?; Putting the person in control?; Planning and people at risk of harm; Safeguarding plan reviews; The right time to end?; Planning for those who lack capacity; Support from family and friends; Restriction and restraint