Personal Care Plans
Do you or your child have a long term condition?
Did you know a care plan will help you manage your condition better?
Do you have a care plan?
Many people already have a care plan, but if you think you haven’t got one, then speak to your doctor, nurse or other health or social care professional who can give you more information.
How will you recognise your care plan?
A care plan can be called different things, for example a social care professional might call it a support plan whereas a health professional might call it a health plan. Sometimes it will be called a:
• Personalised care plan
• Personalised health plan
• Integrated care plan
• Support plan
• Person centred planning
• Self management plan
Whatever the plan is called, the most important thing is that you and your doctor, nurse or other health or social care professional should together plan what you need to help manage your condition better.Read more: Do you or your child have a long term condition?
Care Plan details
Who owns your care plan?
It’s your care plan and you own it. Many people have a paper copy that they take home with them but it’s really up to you whether you want that or whether you just want it recorded in your notes. It’s also confidential, therefore you can decide who has access to your plan such as your carer, family or health or social care professional.
If the plan is for your child, you may wish to discuss the contents of it with your child’s school to explain and agree what is needed to support them during school time.
What are the benefits of having a care plan? Read more: Care Plan details