Person Centred Thinking

For Minda, Person Centred Thinking is all about giving people living with intellectual disability choice, the choice to live the lives they want to live.

Person Centred Thinking is about people living with intellectual disability being at the centre of decisions that help to shape their lives, by giving them the opportunity to choose their own personal goals and decide how they wish to go about achieve them.

This involves a process of supporting by listening, planning with friends, families and carers and also being flexible as goals and ambitions change.

Minda has embarked on a journey to modernise its practices and move from a traditional service delivery model to a contemporary approach, adopting the guiding principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Support at Minda necessitates a rights-based approach, where individual strengths and human rights result in effective Person Centred Thinking, embracing an Active Support approach.