icare Lifetime Care and the icare Workers Care Program both use a person-centred, strengths-based planning approach called My Plan. The My Plan tools help severely injured people to plan for the things they want to do and achieve.
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 injured people in identifying their goals and support needs.
How it works
A planning facilitator (usually a case manager or icare coordinator) works with the injured person to think about their goals and support needs, even when this includes things that can’t be funded by icare.
Together, the facilitator and injured person work out what types of support are needed and where they can be sourced. This approach ensures that the support received is flexible and tailored to the person’s individual needs and goals.
Planning using the My Plan toolkit
Engage with a newly injured person
My Plan Engage modules help to introduce the injured person and their family or carer to the My Plan process, sharing information and building a relationship between them and the planning facilitator.
Once the injured person has left hospital, a series of Planning Conversation modules are completed over the next few months to help build an understanding of the person’s experience of their health condition and to support them to be actively involved in planning. These conversations may be repeated from time to time to help the person reflect on changes in their experience and circumstances. The Plan is built with the person and their family or carer, reflecting on their own strengths, needs and priorities, and helping them to identify their goals and the support they need to help them achieve these.
Request for funding
Any requests for funding of support services is completed and sent through to icare using a Request for funding form (below). This must be sent with the completed plan.
Planning facilitator's manual
This manual is for planning facilitators and anyone else interested in knowing more about My Plan and the My Plan toolkit.
Engaging with a newly injured person - adult
The module below is used to document general information about the injured person including their lifestyle and supports before their injury.
Engaging with a newly injured person - child
The module below is used to document general information about the injured child including their lifestyle and supports before their injury.
Planning - adult
- C1 - Current living arrangements (Adult)
- C2 - Thinking about you (Adult)
- C3 - Activities and participation (Adult)
- C4 - Personal considerations (Adult)
- C5 - Formal and informal supports (Adult)
- C6 - Wellbeing and quality of life (Adult)
- C7 - Planning for emergencies (Adult)
- C8 - My affairs (optional) (Adult)
- C1-C7 - Planning conversations - Complete (Adult)
- P1 - My Plan for rehabilitation and community participation (Adult)
- P2 - Planning my supports (Adult)
- My Plan - Goals Summary Sheet
Planning - child
- C1 - Current living arrangements
- C2 - Thinking about you
- C3 - Activities and participation
- C4 - Personal considerations
- C5 - Formal and informal supports
- C6 - Wellbeing and quality of life
- C7 - Planning for emergencies
- C1-C7 - Planning conversations - Child (Complete)
- P1 - My Plan for rehabilitation and community participation (Child)
- My Plan - Goal summary sheet
- Requests for funding
- Supporting documents - adult
- Supporting documents - child
- My Plan Information Sheet
- My Plan Toolkit Booklet