Participation and Engagement at the organisation level
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (PwIDD) should be fully involved in the decision-making processes on events that affect their lives. This applies to decisions on day-to-day matters such as choice of activities, daily routines, where and with whom they live, and operational matters such as staff/service providers selection, times and ways of organising and delivering services.
Effective advocacy and a person-centred planning (PCP) approach can transform the lives of PwIDD by enabling them to express their wishes, aspirations and make real and informed choices. Advocacy and PCP help people put forward their views and play an active part in planning and designing services that are responsive to their needs. Trainees will learn how to reinforce their contribution to the decision-making process and participative mechanisms in the organisations to which they belong as clients or members.