At Positive Futures, we believe everything is possible. We don’t look for reasons why something can’t be done. We find a reason why it can. This is why our services make a huge difference to the people and families we support.
We challenge outdated ways of thinking. We identify gaps in service provision. We act creatively. We work in partnership. Most of the established services delivered by our sister organisation in Northern Ireland first started in this way.
Helping people live the lives they want
“The Life I Want” is an approach developed within Positive Futures to empower people with an intellectual disability, acquired brain injury or autistic spectrum condition to choose the life they want now and in the future.
This involves decisions about how people spend their time, who they want to support them and how they are supported. We bring together the person, their family, friends and staff from other organisations, listening to everyone’s opinions, so we can understand what is important to the person now and in the future.
We call this “Planning Live”. A variety of person centred tools are used throughout “The Life I Want” process to help teams understand what a “perfect week” looks like for each person.
By empowering people to make their own choices and by challenging traditional thinking about how to fulfil these wishes, we promote greater autonomy and independence.