Health and Social Care Level 2 Unit 219

Unit 4222-216 Support independence in the tasks of daily
Living (HSC 2007)
Assessment Criteria
Outcome 1 Understand principles for supporting independence in the
Tasks of daily living
The learner can:
  1. explain how individuals can benefit from being as independent as possible in the tasks of daily living
Service users can benefit from being independent as it gives them self-esteem, confidence and a sense of empowerment which can have a big effect on their everyday lives such as they are more sociable when they are out in the community. It also gives the service user a sense of meaning in their life.
  2. Explain how active participation promotes independence in the tasks of daily living
Active participation in things such as getting themselves dressed or making themselves a drink or food can enhance the service user’s self-esteem and confidence which could encourage them to further their independence.
  3. Describe how daily living tasks may be affected by an individual’s culture or background
Daily tasks can differ for each service user depending on their culture and background. For example some religions or beliefs may think that it is more acceptable for a woman to do personal care and cleaning rather than a man.
  4. Explain the importance of providing support that respects the individual’s culture and preferences
It is important to fully respect the service user’s cultural preferences because if we don’t respect their way of life that could be taking away their independence and they may feel that they are being told what to do by us (care workers) instead of having things the done the way they believe it should be done or like it to be done. It is also important to remember that if a service user belongs to a certain culture, they do not always hold the same preferences as everyone else within that culture so they must be treated as an individual.
  5. Describe how to identify suitable opportunities for an individual to learn or practise...