Person-centred thinking tools

Person-centred thinking tools help people to think and plan for their life.

What are person-centred thinking tools?

A care and support plan is a summary of your assessed needs, your outcomes and how you want to use your personal budget to achieve these outcomes.

They are used to give structure to conversations, leading to practical ways to capture information that feeds into care and support planning, as well as to improve understanding, communication and relationships.


How can the tools help us to support people better?

Person-centred thinking tools help us to support people in many different ways, depending on the tool in question. You can learn more about the individual tools via the submenu on the left hand side.


How we can help you to use person-centred thinking tools

Courses and programmes

You can learn about Person-Centred Thinking Tools through many of our courses and training programmes, including:

Person-centred thinking
Facilitating Person-Centred Reviews
Planning Live
Person-centred risk
Person-Centred Reviews for people with dementia and their families


Online learning

Many of our online learning packages at feature person-centred thinking tools in their content. Visit the website to explore the full range.

Books and publications

Many of our books, including Personalisation in Practice, Person-Centred Thinking with Older People, and A Practical Guide to Personalisation introduce the concepts relevant to Care and Support Planning. You can explore the full range of books at

Direct support

We can also offer bespoke organisational support or one-to-one support for people and organisations who want to learn more about person-centred thinking tools. Please contact us for more information.


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