Implementation of personalised care and support planning involves putting in a number of organisational changes to care pathways, alongside training and supporting health care professionals to work in a different way.

The Year of Care House has at its centre the personalised care and support plannng conversation. The surrounding structure lists the activities which are necessary to implement the approach.

The House is a metaphor as well as a checklist that emphasises the importance and interdependence of each element.

The Year of Care House has now been incorporated into a variety of policy documents including the NHS England's Transforming Participation in Health and Care guidance and the King's Fund Delivering better services for people with long term conditions. In these documents it is referred to as the 'House of Care'.