Support Planning in Practice

  • Williams, Val J (Principal Investigator)
  • Porter, Susan M (Co-Investigator)
  • Marriott, Anna M (Co-Investigator)

Project Details


This project aimed to deliver practical understanding of how to carry out effective support planning with disabled people who use personal budgets. Building on previous research for the Office for Disability Issues three aspects were taken further:

1. This project included support planning via voluntary organisations (VCO).
2. This research focused on those with cognitive impairments (learning disability/ dementia) or mental health needs.
3. We were able to collect some direct recordings of support planning sessions in action, as well as focus groups and individual interviews.

The research perspective was that of disabled people themselves, both within the research team and through an advisory group. This project delivered a) practical and theoretical understanding of peer identity, facilitation of choice and enablement; b) tools to enable support planning development.

Funder: NIHR School for Social Care Research.
Effective start/end date1/11/1131/08/12

Structured keywords

  • SPS Norah Fry Centre for Disability Studies


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  • Support Planning in Practice

    Williams, V. J. & Porter, S. M., 14 Jul 2014, Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 4 ed. Wiley-Blackwell, Vol. 27. p. 333 1 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

  • The Shifting Sands of Support Planning

    Williams, V. J., May 2013, In: Journal of Integrated Care. 21, 3, p. 139-47 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)peer-review

    10 Citations (Scopus)