Ct307 Understand Person-Centred Approaches in Adult Social Care Settings
Person centred planning is crucial to providing quality care and support. It helps support workers find out what is important to the person they support and enables services/support plans to be built around what matters most to that individual.
Person-Centred values • Treating people as individuals • Supporting people to access their rights • Supporting people to exercise choice • Making sure people have privacy if they want it • Treating people with dignity and respect • Supporting people to be as independent as possible • Recognising that working with people is a partnership rather than a relationship controlled by professionals
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Risk assessment, in the environment such as fire in the building, slips and trips in particular areas etc.
Risk assessment, to individuals such as getting in and out of a bath etc.
Risk assessment, to staff e.g. using equipment, unpredictable behaviour from individuals etc.
Risk assessment, in planned activities e.g. outings, dancing etc.
Risk assessments should never be used as a reason to prevent a person from making choices. They should be used to enable a person to do something that they wish to, reducing the risk of the activity. Everyone is entitled to take risks. Risk assessments can some time make is possible for an individual to do something that may seem unlikely in the first instance. Risk assessments need to be regularly revised because circumstances can change an individual mobility could deteriorate not necessarily meaning that the activity would