The New Paths to InclUsion Network builds on the experiences of the project New Paths to Inclusion (NPI) project which was carried out from 2009-2011 with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme. The main output of the project was the development of the European Training Course on Inclusion – a modular and inclusive training course in Person Centred Planning that was delivered to organisations providing services to persons with disabilities in six European countries: Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy, Luxembourg.
Person Centred Planning
Person centred planning is a way of supporting people with and without disabilities to make choices and changes in their life, which they could not be able to make by themselves. It is a way of helping people to plan their future and organise any support and services they may need.
Person centred planning helps people to organise and gather Circles of Support. They come together at different meetings to help the planning person find out about the things that she or he wants to change in life. In these meetings information is gathered in creative ways. This information is used to work out a plan of action. The aim of this plan is to find out what the person wants to achieve and the support needed to make this happen.
Person-centred thinking and planning are also great ways to show organisations what is important to people and how support can be organised that makes sense to them.