Creative Support Planning

Pathways was approached to independently support a family plan in order to enable the Local Authority/ Education Service and CCG support a young woman to remain at home rather than be admitted to a residential 52 week placement.
 
Pathways Associates worked closely with the young woman, her mum, sister and other family members to develop a plan that considered everyone’s health and support needs and the young person’s education needs.
 
Pathways Associates supported the young ladies mum to have different conversations with those around her who were recommending the move to a 52 week placement at an annual cost of £250.000 Eventually a personal budget of £30.000 and support plan was agreed - and 5 years on is still in place supporting this wonderful, feisty young woman remain at home with her family which is where everyone wanted her to be and where everyone close to her felt her very complex heath care needs could be better managed and supported.
 
The young lady we were supporting recently celebrated her 18th birthday and members of the team who had been involved were invited along to a room filled with friends and family, all of whom are in regular contact with her and her mum. Her sister decided on starting work within the health and social care sector as a result of this work and savings for the young person’s support allow money to be used purposefully not just for her but also for broad expenditure in health / education / social care .
 
This model of support/ risk management planning has been successfully used by the team on a number of occasions to support people successfully discharge from hospital settings or prevent an admission.
 
Thank you R for allowing us to share your story - roll on the 21st!

8th October 2019

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