Today, the Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) Partnership publishes new advice for councils on meeting Care Act 2014 requirements to ensure people, families and carers lead development of their own care and support plans. This complements the care and support planning animation published by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) on Friday 16th January and the Coalition for Collaborative Care/NHS England handbook to be published later this week.
TLAP’s ‘Delivering Care and Support Planning’ has been developed with people who use services to show what good care and support planning looks like in practice. It is backed up with examples from councils across England who are leading the way in this area. It describes the principles for what people want in a care and support planning process, the elements that need to be in place and recommendations for councils so they can be both Care Act compliant and person-centred in their approach.
The RCGP’s film brings care and support planning to life in a three-minute video animation, narrated by RCGP President ,Professor Mike Pringle. It depicts a typical 10-minute GP consultation with a person who has multiple and complex illnesses and how care and support planning could lead to much better outcomes for everyone involved. The animation demonstrates how doctors can save time and improve health and social outcomes for people with long term conditions, noting the key role that carers, families and the wider community play in ensuring good person-centred care.
The guide & template support plans can be downloaded from the TLAP website here.