Sam was asked to tell us about his experience of a Person Centred Review. He answered straight away with a great personal perspective on what a good review means to him.
Sam said that it’s important to him that he gets to choose who attends the review, that the environment is relaxed and informal, and that he knows what he needs to do and doesn’t need to do and know where he wants to go in life.
Person Centred reviews are key to ensuring that everyone we support has their voices heard regarding how they want to be supported and the things that need to change to achieve their personal outcomes, while also checking that the MacIntyre Promises are met.
We can then build on this to ensure that people are empowered to have a voice beyond their service; whether this be contributing and making changes in their local community or joining campaigning organisations such as Learning Disability England (LDE).