A person-led approach is where the person is supported to lead their own care and treated as a person first. The focus is on the person and what they can do, not their condition or disability. Support should focus on achieving the person’s aspirations and be tailored to their needs and unique circumstances.
A person-led approach:
A person-led approach should support and enable a person to build and keep control over their life.
Person-Centred vs System-CentredThis short video highlights the difference between person-centred and system-centred services. Type: VideoViewing time: 2:39 minutesClosed captions: YesProduced by: Open Future Learning
What does person-centred care mean for mental health services?This video explains a person-centred approach and how it improves the quality of care.Type: VideoViewing time: 2:06 minutesClosed captions: YesProduced by: The Health Foundation
What is a person-centred approach?This fact sheet explains a person-centred approach, person-centred thinking and person-centred outcomes.Type: Fact sheet (3 pages) Produced by: National Disability Practitioners
Transforming 'person centred" to "person-led" approachesThis article gives an overview of person-centred approaches from the perspective of consumers and carers.Type: ArticleLength: 3 pagesProduced by: National Mental Health Consumer & Carer Forum
Principles for effective support