Health and Social Care

Unit 305 Understand person centred approaches in adult social care settings

Outcome 1 Understand person centred approaches in adult social care

1.1 Describe person centred approaches.
Person centred values includes: individuality, rights, choice, privacy, independence, dignity, respect and partnership
Person centred approaches include: treating people as individuals, supporting people to access their rights, supporting people to exercise their choice, making sure people have privacy if they want it, supporting people to be as independent as possible, treating people with dignity and respect, recognising that working with people is a partnership rather than a relationship controlled by professionals.

Helping people work out want they want, how services should be delivered and fit in with the needs of individual, and make changes accordingly, rather than expecting the individual to fit in with what is already there.

Key Features of person centred approach
The person is at the centre: person centred approach is rooted in the principles of rights, independence and choice. It requires careful listening to the person and results in informed choice about how a person wants to live and what support best suit the individual.
Family members and friends are full partners. Person centred approach put people in context of their family and communities. The contributions that family and friends can make are recognised and valued and gives a forum for creatively negotiating conflicts about what is safe, possible or desirable to improve person’s life.
Person centred approach reflects upon a person capacities, what is important to a person (now and for the future) and specifies the support they require to make a valued contribution to their community. Services are delivered in the context of the person choices.
Person centred approach build a shared commitment to action that recognises a person rights. It is an ongoing process of working together to make changes...