Unit 207
Understand person centred approaches in adult
Social care settings
This is about treating people as individuals, and valuing them and recognising that everybody is different, also that everyone has their own needs. For example;
  ● Treating people as individual’s
  ● Supporting people to access their rights
  ● Supporting people to exercise 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.
Person centred values are the centre of the care package for each individual, they are an holistic approach and the service users are involved in their person centred plan and   this empowers the individual and gives them control of their life.   They look at all areas of the individual’s life such as health, social activities, dreams and aspirations. It promotes individuality, rights, choice, privacy, independence, dignity, respect and partnership.
It is important as it allows the Individual to make choices regarding their life and how care is delivered. This will boost self esteem and inform them of choices that are available and reduce the risk of abuse and harm.
I can find out by reading the care plan and also by building up a good working relationship with my service users. I can then ask them for information that will support the care team to deliver care that is centred around the service user’s needs and preferences. A service user told me she liked going to church on Sundays and this was not on her care plan, I spoke to my manager and her care plan was updated. The service user now goes to church and enjoys meeting with friends and this is something for her to look forward to.

I must take into account the history, needs, wishes and preferences of all individuals when planning care and support. This...