living in the home for thirteen weeks, a meeting will
be arranged with the client and other people who can be of assistance
to them in a formal way. The client will be asked who could
be useful to them to help them in pursuit of their ambitions
and fulfilling their needs, and a meeting with these people will
be arranged. The client’s Social Worker is usually present
at these meetings, and other health and social care professionals
may also be included such as a psychologist or a physiotherapist.
The client may also like to invite their relatives and friends.
“Individual Programme Planning” meetings take place every six months, after the initial thirteen week meeting. They are one of the ways the client is assisted to organise their future, and say what they want to happen and receive feedback on their thoughts.