Resources

To prepare yourself for using Clear Needs – New Ideas…image012

Using Clear Needs – New Ideas effectively means being familiar and comfortable with the underlying ideas. The materials listed below will give you all the background information you need. We suggest you read them in the following order:

Introduction to Clear Needs – New Ideas This explains what the resources are designed to do and with whom you might use it

Needs? What are Needs? This describes the particular way in which the word  ‘needs’ is used in Clear Needs – New Ideas. Without this understanding, the resource will not be as effective as it could be.

Why it’s difficult to ask This gives some insights into why it’s sometimes so difficult to ask for support in order to meet needs.

Your role in helping service users to meet needs This gives you a broader view of how needs play out in life and what you can contribute to help others meet their needs.

Case studies This document illustrates how the concept of meeting needs might play out with different people in a variety of circumstances. The scenarios draw on our experience with trialling the resource.

Finding Resources and Information+Action Planning This offers some suggestions that support the planning and action stages of Clear Needs – New Ideas.

Watch this video for an overview of the resources

When you’re working with a group, you will need

Facilitator Guide for using Clear Needs – New Ideas with Groups

This document provides you with a detailed script and tips for keeping the process on track, when you’re working with a group.

Summary Facilitator Guide: Groups

Once you’re familiar with the resources, you might just use this short guide to the main steps.

Clear Needs – New ideas TriangleTriangle

This is the A2 sized sheet showing the wheel of needs in the centre and a summary of the three stages around the outside.

Wheel of Needs Handout

This handout shows the wheel that appears in the centre of the Clear Needs – New Ideas Triangle. Everyone working through CN-NI should use a copy of this handout in order to study the lists of needs.

Finding Resources and Information+Action Planning: Handout

The final stage of CN-NI is action planning. This handout can be used to help people think widely and creatively about what might be available to them.

When you’re working with an individual, you will need

Facilitator Guide for using Clear Needs – New Ideas with individuals

This document will guide you through the process of using the resource on a 1-1 basis.

Summary Facilitator Guide: Individuals

Once you’re familiar with the resources, you might just use this short guide to the main steps.

Wheel of Needs: Handout

This handout shows the wheel that appears in the centre of the Clear Needs – New ideas Triangle. Everyone working through CN-NI should use a copy of this handout in order to study the lists of needs.

Finding Resources and Information+Action Planning: Handout

The final stage of CN-NI is action planning. This handout can be used to help people think widely and creatively about what might be available to them.

 When you’re using CN-NI for your own benefit, you will need..

Summary Guide to using Clear Needs – New Ideas for your own benefit

If you invite friends or family to help you work with Clear Needs – New Ideas, this summary will remind you of what to invite your helpers to contribute and what they need to know before you begin.

Wheel of Needs: Handout

Finding Resources and Information+Action Planning: Handout

Remember to check out the videos for tips on how to facilitate and how to use the resources on this site

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