Goal Setting for Person-Centred Planning


A person-centred planning process always leads to action.

What is going to happen?
How is it going to happen?
Who will help make it happen?
When is it going to happen?

Goal statements express things individuals wants to change about their lives or their environment. The individuals may want to acquire new knowledge and skills, experience a change in attitude, try different living or working situations, or have more involvement in the community. The goal is more likely to be achieved if the desired outcome is clear and precise.

Note: If verbal communication is a challenge, behavioural communication will help indicate the individual’s likes and dislikes. The behavioural communication can then be used to infer the individual’s preferences for changes and goals.