Supporting individuals in ways that focus on what is important TO them

Make Person Centred Planning come ALIVE!

We developed because we recognise the critical importance of…

  1. Supporting individuals in ways that focus on what is important TO them as well as FOR them;
  2. Enabling people who know the individual best to provide additional support;
  3. Effectively evidencing impact and resultant outcomes for individuals.

Roger Rowett developed the concept of He has worked for a range of statutory, private and third sector organisations, mainly within the care and education sectors. He has also worked as an HMI for Estyn (Welsh Ofsted) and Senior Inspector for the Care Standards Inspectorate in Wales.

In 2009 Roger established Taith Ltd (Welsh for journey), mainly conducting independent reviews of services and facilitated stakeholder engagement. He has developed a special interest in Person-centred Planning (PCP) and Appreciative Inquiry. He trains people in these approaches and has written publications for the Care Council for Wales (now SCW) and Academi Wales.

Roger became increasingly aware of the need for a system that captures people’s stories and lived experiences. Something that engages and motivates individuals to achieve and progress, supported by those around them.

He also recognised the challenges many organisations are facing in terms of evidencing the impact of their work and outcomes for the people they are supporting.

Stuart and Peter developed Idea Farm over 10 years ago, they are based in Macclesfield in England. Idea Farm is a full partner in the development of

Peter has worked in Business Development and Sales for a large National Publishing company. Stuart has a technical and web programming background.

Peter and Stuart established Idea Farm as a vehicle to create a range of innovative digital products in partnership with their clients that deliver real value.

They believe as the world becomes more mobile, progressive web apps will be become more and more important to many of us. They aim to stay at the forefront of this change with their products and services.

Their sector leading Apps for Schools product allows everyone to be connected, including students, parents and teachers. The App can facilitate surveys, sharing of documents and news, sending out alerts and sharing pictures.

Idea Farm’s involvement in the project provides an invaluable element to our future development.