Setting goals with your Support Worker can be a positive and transformative process that not only outlines your aspirations for the year ahead, but also establishes a collaborative partnership for success.
Know what you want to achieve this year.
Begin by identifying clear and realistic goals for the year ahead. Adopt the SMART criteria – make them Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. Whether the aim is to enhance mobility, improve daily living skills, or to pursue a new hobby, having well-defined goals lays the foundation to achieve the results you want.
Ask your Support Worker about their role.
Engage in open communication with your Support Worker about your goals. Discuss what specific role they can play in helping you achieve these milestones. It could involve driving you to activities, participating in strengthening exercises, or coordinating with other healthcare professionals. Recognising and utilising their skills expands the scope of support and creates a more comprehensive approach to smashing your goals.
Put check-in dates in place.
Establish a schedule for check-in dates with your Support Worker. Work out realistic intervals for progress assessments – whether it’s every few months or based on the nature of your goals. Regular check-ins provide an opportunity to evaluate your progress, make necessary adjustments, and ensure you remain on the right track toward accomplishing your objectives.
Celebrate your wins together!
Success is a journey, not just a destination. Celebrate your achievements, big or small, with your Support Worker. Acknowledge the progress made and the hurdles overcome. This shared celebration not only reinforces a positive mindset but also strengthens the bond between you and your Support Worker, fostering a supportive and encouraging environment.
Setting goals with your Support Worker is a collaborative process. By clarifying your aspirations, defining their role, scheduling check-ins, and celebrating successes together, you can discover that anything is possible!