When Person Centered Planning was created, it was simply a way to title processes that put the individual in the middle of their own planning. Decades later, it has collected an enormous array of luggage, including many mandated legal implications which were not part of the original concept. OUR usage is simply a catchment term to notice that many of the planning methods we have developed have an individuals’ interest as their essence.
Part of our understanding is that Person Centered means planning with people – not doing to them. They will be central to their own plans, and we will do what it takes to give them the maximum possible safe management of their own planning and lives. The purpose is to give people full lives.