Planning with a person with a dust disease

We support our service and healthcare providers in working with people with a work-related dust disease.

Dust Diseases Care uses a person-centred planning approach called My Plan. The My Plan tools help people with a dust disease and their families to plan for the things that are important to them and to ensure they are supported in the way that meets their individual needs and preferences.

My Plan puts the person at the centre of the planning process. It promotes a working partnership between participants and their families, icare and our service providers.

My Plan’s tools ensure that the person’s circumstances and preferences are the priority when developing their plan and promotes more choice and control for people with a dust disease in identifying their own priorities and support needs.

Planning using the My Plan toolkit

Engage with a person with a dust disease

The My Plan Engage module helps to introduce the person and their family or carer to the My Plan process, sharing information and building a relationship between them and the planning facilitator.

Planning

The Plan is built with the person and their family or carer, reflecting on their own situation, needs and priorities, and helping them to identifying their aims and the supports they need.

The My Plan conversation module ‘My affairs” helps the person and their family explore and talk about their preferences and choices for future care and important decisions when their health deteriorates. This module is used sensitively by the planning facilitator, at a time when the person and their family are ready to discuss these issues.

Request for funding

Any requests for funding of support services is completed and sent through to icare using a Request For Funding form. This must be sent with the completed plan.