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Person Directed Planning

Community Living Belleville and Area prides itself in providing individualized and self-directed planning for people receiving support. The organization is committed to using the internationally recognized Personal Outcome Measures(SM) to learn from people about their goals, dreams, hopes and desires. We then embark on a planning process that incorporates the methodologies of Person Centred Thinking from The Learning Community of Person Centred Practices and Helen Sanderson Associates, to assist people in reaching those goals and dreams.

Personal Outcome Measures (SM)

Adapted from Quality Measures 2005 (SM) CQL Accreditation An Integrated Approach to Quality

The Personal Outcome Measures(SM) are a powerful tool for evaluating personal quality of life and the degree to which organizations individualize supports to facilitate outcomes. People define outcomes for themselves. The outcomes are non-prescriptive; they have no norms. Each person is a sample of one. We all define friendship, health or respect uniquely. Thus, the meaning and definition of Personal Outcome items will vary from person to person. An organization can only design and provide the needed supports after it figures out how the person defines his or her outcomes.

Personal Outcomes are important because they put listening to and learning from the person at the centre of organizational life. Personal Outcome Measures(SM) enables us to learn about people in new and different ways. They provide a guide to person-directed planning. Personal Outcome Measures(SM) enables organizations to identify people's priorities. Knowing about people's priority outcomes directs planning efforts.

Personal Outcome Measures(SM) 2005 Edition had identified 21 outcomes (Indicators) that are grouped in the following three Factors:

  • My Self - Who I am as a result of my unique heredity, life experiences and decisions.
  • My World - Where I work, live, socialize, belong and connect.
  • My Dreams - How I want my life (self and world) to be.

Person Directed Planning

At Community Living Belleville and Area, we use Personal Outcome Measures information along with person centred thinking tools to explore what is happening from the person’s perspective and from the perspective of those close to the person.  This results in strategies and action plans that support the person to accomplish what they want.  Person Directed Planning put the person at the centre and supports are built around what the person needs and wants.

For more information, please contact:

Hilary Tugwood
Lead, Person Directed Planning & Quality Enhancement
613-969-7407, Ext. 36

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