Sorting important to/for

The fundamental person-centered thinking skill is to separate what is important to someone from what is important for them, and to find a balance between the two. We then summarize this information on a one-page profile.

Historically, services have just focused on what is important for them, to keep people healthy and safe. Working in a person-centered way requires that we see the person first – what matters to them, not just what they need to stay healthy and safe. We need to learn both what is important to the person and what is important for them, and find the balance that works for them. This is then recorded on a one-page profile.

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You can download a PDF of the ‘Sorting Important To/For‘ tool here to see how it looks, or start using one today with this free template

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