It is important to approach the assessments and reviews in a holistic manner, so you look at the individual as a whole, and that the assessments and reviews are only for that individual and no-one else, all parts of the individuals life,i.e. social activities, care needs, health needs, religion and abilities, should be discussed and explored to achieve the best outcome for the individual to live as independent life as possible, catering form all the needs they require and need.

Planning helps minimise risks which helps the individual maintain a life safe and free from threats of neglect, assessing the individual holistically minimises risks of stigmatization relating to their age, race, religion, abilities, sexuality, and ailments, this helps the individual realise they have self worth and can lead that independent life the want and help them feel safe and secure in the environment they are happy in.

The individual should be if possible this may be inappropriate due to numerous reasons, the individual may feel uneasy, nervous or due to some illnesses this may not be possible, but in most cases the individual should always attend if they so wish too, the individual should be a part of the process whether they are part of the meetings or not, they can say who is and isn't an important part of their lives and who they would like to be at the meetings, the individual should be consulted at every step of the meeting, times,dates, list of people involved, they should be asked what they would like to be discussed and how they would like to discuss them.

The individual, their family/friends, GP, consultants, key-workers and other significant others can all discuss   and express the individuals needs and wants, feedback from everyone is important to enable the best outcome for the individual to live as independent live as possible for that individual, the individual can discuss...