The importance of life stories
We encourage all Belong village residents to develop an individual life plan, with the help of their close friends and families. The life plan records builds a comprehensive portrait of the individual, recording and recognising their past, present and future to help ensure that they receive the most appropriate help and support to meet their needs. The life plan concept signifies a move away from traditional styles of assessment and planning, which were based on a medical approach to a person’s needs. While we’ll always prioritise the physical needs of our customers, at Belong we create bespoke care solutions to cater for the needs of each individual, promoting wellbeing through increased happiness. We think it is important to identify what makes life meaningful for our customers, with the aim of maintaining the individual’s preferred lifestyle as far as possible. With the help of families and loved ones, we can create a record for each of our customers that enables us to enrich the quality of their lives.