Care Planning - Meeting Individual Needs


The social circumstances in which people have lived will have an immense effect on their way of life and the type of care provision they are likely to need. It is vital that care workers have knowledge of assessment and care planning in order to take a holistic approach in meeting identified individual needs.

Care planning is a fundamental and legal requirement in the care sector, knowledge of the processes of care planning enhances good professional practice.

Aims & Objectives:

Course Objective / Aims:

The object of this course is to explain the care planning processes, enhance professional practice, and to raise awareness of the issues involved in the care planning processes.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the course delegates should be able to:

  • Describe the care planning processes
  • Examine the theories that relate to individual needs
  • Define care workers role in the care planning processes
  • Understand relevant legislation
  • Link theory to practice.

Course Outline:

  • Legislation
  • Individual Needs (Theories)
  • Aims of care plans
  • Assessment
  • Care planning processes
  • Contents of a care plan
  • Role of care workers
  • Links to organisational policies and procedures

The trainer uses a range of facilitation and presentation techniques including PowerPoint, flip-chart work and tutor-led discussion.


Intended For:

All care workers including those new to the care sector who are employed in residential or domiciliary settings