Workforce - The people who support me

I statements

  • I am supported by people who see me as a unique person with strengths, abilities and aspirations.
  • I am supported by people who listen carefully so they know what matters to me and how to support me to live the life I want.
  • I am supported to make decisions by people who see things from my point of view, with concern for what matters to me, my wellbeing and health.
  • I have considerate support delivered  by competent people.

We statements

  • We don’t make assumptions about what people can or cannot do and don’t limit or restrict people’s options.
  • We see people as individuals with unique strengths, abilities, aspirations and requirements and value people’s unique backgrounds and cultures.
  • We know how to have conversations with people that explore what matters most to them – how they can achieve their goals, where and how they live, and how they can manage their health, keep safe and be part of the local community.
  • We have a ‘can do’ approach which focuses on what matters to people and we think  and act creatively to make things happen  for them.
  • We keep up to date with local activities, events, groups and learning opportunities and share this knowledge so that  people have the chance to be part  of the local community.

The I and We format is really helpful, as it will help front line staff translate principles into practice in a very tangible way.

Jane Lawson, Local Government Association