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Activity Planning for Inclusion: The Somerset Approach

Lynne Wilmot (Learning Disability Services Community Directorate, Somerset County Council)

Tizard Learning Disability Review

ISSN: 1359-5474

Article publication date: 1 July 2006



Activity planning was introduced in Somerset in 2004, to support modernising day services. We called it My Day. It is a structure for care staff to ensure they support people with learning disabilities to engage in everyday activities both at home and in the wider community, and a way to arrange individualised daily household tasks, personal self‐care, hobbies, social arrangements and other activities with people with learning disabilities. A recording process is integral to My Day to enable statistical returns to be produced that inform service delivery at the point of delivery. Its main purpose is to ensure that people with learning disabilities remain at the centre of daily activity planning and that their wishes and aspirations are recognised. My Day is one of the ways in which outcomes can be measured for people with learning disabilities in Somerset.


Neil, L. and Wilmot, L. (2006), "Activity Planning for Inclusion: The Somerset Approach", Tizard Learning Disability Review, Vol. 11 No. 3, pp. 13-20.



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