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Shifting Shapes of Support The Community Living Association’s story of person centred planning and creating increased opportunities for self directed services.

Acknowledgements This work is dedicated to all the people involved with the Community Living Association (CLA). The commitment to become a learning organisation and employing a knowledge worker would not have been possible without the disability industry seed grant made available by the Disability Services Commission. Engaging a dedicated worker to review and monitor CLA’s practices against contemporary evidence based research on person centred approaches has strongly influenced the commitment to greater self direction for people supported.

Disclaimer The people of the Community Living Association Inc (CLA) do not claim to be experts in Person Centred Planning (PCP), co-production or self directed services. The following is based on records, recollections and reflections of ways of working with people with disability that lead to their greater happiness and satisfaction. In balancing between the need for independent thinking and innovative practice, and not trying to re-invent the wheel, we have by way of necessity carved our own way forward rather than replicated what others have done. We have drawn freely on the relatively large amount of information that already exists about Person Centred Planning (PCP) to stimulate thinking and generate motivation and ideas, and throughout the publication due acknowledgement is given. What remains is the recounting of an individual organisation’s journey, including both the creative story and observable experiences of constantly striving to become more person centred in our service delivery practices and allowing for greater self direction for the people the Association exists to serve.

Terms and Acronyms PCP CLA DSC SRV UK LAC NVC ASSID AAC

Person Centred Planning Community Living Association Inc Disability Services Commission Social Role Valorisation United Kingdom Local Area Coordinator Non Violent Communication Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability Alternative Augmentative Communication

Shifting Shapes of Support  

The Community Living Association’s story of person centred planning and creating increased opportunities for self directed services.

Shifting Shapes of Support  

The Community Living Association’s story of person centred planning and creating increased opportunities for self directed services.

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