Person-centred care helps people use their strengths and abilities

Much of our health system is focused on finding out what the problem is and minimising the negative.  That’s important. But it is only half the story. Taking a strength-based approach is about focussing on what’s strong, rather than what’s wrong.  It’s about focussing on what people can do and what’s important to them, rather than just focussing on their support needs.