Thinking About the Future

This section contains information about ‘Thinking about the Future’ and includes topics on planning ahead, creating a vision, personal planning & circle of supports.

A guide to Personal Planning with Support Organisations

In New Zealand there is an increasing opportunity for carers and whānau to get the supports and services they need based on what they want. A support organisation might ask questions like: “What does a good life look like for you?”, or “How can we best support you?” …

Getting Older

Getting Older is part four of a four part time-line series that includes – the Early Years, the Middle Years, Adulthood and Getting Older.

Talking About Imagining Better

Imagine Better

This short paper has been written to provide a ‘a conversation starter’ on creating a vision and imagining better. It is designed to offer brief, but important information and thoughts on the topic which will enable people to create a vision, or to help them clarify their situation.

Talking About a Meaningful and Valued Contribution (exploring interests, gifts and capabilities)

Imagine Better

This short paper has been written to provide a ‘a conversation starter’ on the topic of making a meaningful and valued contribution. It is designed to get people thinking, talking and seeking further assistance as they require.

Talking About Surrounding Yourself with Support 

Imagine Better

This ‘conversation starter’ covers the notion that you can develop your personal networks and increase your access to supportive and helpful people. It will focus on one particular method that many families have found to be very practical – ‘Circles of Support’.

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