Your Care Plan

What is a care plan?

A care plan is a jointly agreed, written plan between you and your care co-ordinator or lead professional which outlines your assessed needs, any risks to yourself or others, personal goals
and progress towards your recovery.

Your care plan should…

  • include your personal goals towards recovery and self-care as well as treatment and intervention goals
  • include everyone that supports you and detail what that support is
  • be written in plain and simple language
  • include information on what to do in a mental health crisis and manage risks
  • include information on staying well and coping skills in times of difficulty
  • have contact details for local mental health services

Service users.... did you know?

  • you can be involved in developing your care plan
  • you can have a copy of your care plan
  • you should be involved in the review of your care plan at least every 12 months or within 6 months for those on CPA
  • your care plan may include any Advanced Statements or Decisions you have written
  • your preferences about your care co-ordinator or lead professional will be considered and taken into account.

Family, carers and supporters....did you know?

  • you can be involved in the care plan with the service users agreement
  • your views are important, should be considered and taken into account, even if they are different to those of the person you support
  • you can arrange to talk on your own to a care co-ordinator, lead professional or named nurse
  • you are entitled to a carers assessment in your own right

Staff....did you know?

  • the care plan should be jointly developed with the service user
  • service users are entitled to a copy of their care plan and a copy must be offered
  • carers should be involved in the care plan with the service users agreement
  • you should review the care plan at least every 12 months in collaboration with the service user or within 6 months for those on CPA
  • you should get consent from the service user to share the care plan with everyone involved in their support and recovery