Planning your own support is a very exciting stage in the Self Directed Support process.
This is when the person begins to think about what they want to achieve and how the money allocated can be used to achieve it. The money will not actually be released until the plan is finished and agreed by the local authority but the person will know how much money they have to spend.
This is often called outcome based support planning which is where the focus of attention is on outcomes/achievements that have to be met using the money.
The person often with help draws up their support plan which can be in any format that suits the individual.
The plan may be written, or expressed using photgraphs or video. It does however need to cover the seven points below to make sure it meets the standard expected by the local authority who will release the funding.
Fair Deal can help you with support planning if you need it.