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ForewordIamdelightedtointroducethisimportantnewbookonpersoncentredthinkingandplanningwitholderpeople.Olderpeoplesaytheywantrealchoicesandtheresponsibilitytochoosethebestpossiblelifestyleforthem.CSCIsreportlookedattheexperiencesofolderpeopleandcarerswhoneedsupporttolivetheirdailylives.Akeymessagewastheneedforhelptoadjusttothelifechangesandsocietalattitudesassociatedwithageing-notjusttoarrangecareservices.andthedevelopmentprogrammethatwilloperatealongsideitin2007-08offerspracticalguidanceaswellasaconceptualframeworkforenablingthistohappensothatrealimprovementsareseenandfeltbyolderpeopleinallaspectsoftheirlives.OlderpeopletellusGovernmentiscommittedtodevelopingahealthandsocialcaresystemthatisfoundedonpersonalisationchoiceandcontrol.Personcentredthinkingandplanningisafundamentalsteppingstonetoachievingthisgoal-andcanbeappliedwithinandacrossallpublicservicestoreflectthewaythatolderpeoplewanttolivetheirlives.Itisessentialforthewayweallthinkaboutandworkwitholderpeople.Forolderpeoplethisguidealsoofferssomeideasincludingpracticaltoolsandwaysofworkingwithfamilyfriendsandservicestoensuretheyareincontrolofthesupporttheyreceiveandawareofthechoicestheyhaveaboutthekindsofsupportthatsuitthembest.Ihopeyoucanusethepowerfulstoriesandexamplessharedinthisbooktoinfluencethewayyouthinkandactwhetheryouareaprofessionalanolderpersonfamilymemberorpolicymaker.DameDenisePlattChairCommissionforSocialCareInspectionMakingChoicesTakingRisksPracticalitiesandPossibilitiesYouspendyourwholelifemakingdecisionsaboutthings-yourworkyourrelationshipsyourchildren-youdontwanttosuddenlygiveupthatresponsibilitybecauseyoureolder.