Person-centred Thinking & Personalisation

Person-centred skills, tools and approaches and support planning

Our associate Pauline Doyle leads our person-centred planning work and is an accredited trainer in all aspects of person-centred skills and planning. She has many years of experience of focusing on supporting people to turn plans into action. This is achieved through learning the ‘tools’ of planning whilst also coaching people to develop the skills and confidence to make plans happen. This has also included capacity building by developing a local team approach to delivering workshops. Pauline has lead on the development of rolling programmes of person-centred support in St Helens, Knowsley, Oldham, Halton and Wigan.


Support to develop personal health budgets

Pauline Doyle worked in Blackburn with Darwen to support families develop integrated health and social care plans.


Person-centred skills, tools and approaches and support planning with young people.

Pauline Doyle  has worked with SENCOs and family support workers in Halton to develop planning styles that support better transitions to adult services.


Community mapping

Pauline Doyle has worked with providers in Warrington and Bury to develop skills and approaches to mapping communities with the people they support.


Mindfulness-based stress reduction

Our associate Dene Donalds has led the IAPT Mindfully Valuing People Now Project. This introduced the NHS medical intervention ‘mindfulness’ recommended by NICE for the general public but not widely used for people with learning disabilities. Dene is regularly asked to offer mindfulness at Big Health Days. He speaks at national events including the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD) and the Times Educational Supplement conferences on the need to introduce mindfulness to people with learning disabilities and the staff and families who support them. Dene now advises on a national research project which involves Manchester Metropolitan University, Canterbury University (Tizard Centre) and Dr Steve Noone. Dene is currently working with two BILD-accredited Physical Intervention Training Companies who are including mindfulness in their PI Trainer Curriculum.