PWCS 36 Understand person-centred approaches in health and social care
Judith Montefur
Task 1: Person centred approaches in adult social care

1.1- Person centred care means to build everything I am doing in the care home around those I am caring for. It involves people taking control and planning of their own support and care. Some key values in person centred are:
-Treating people as individuals
-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
-Recognise that working with people is a partnership, not a relationship controlled by professionals

1.2- It is important that person centred values influence all aspects of care because it will affect all aspects of a resident’s life. It is vital that the resident is in control of their care in all aspects, these include:
-Personal hygiene
-Domestic tasks

1.3- Person centred care should be put in to effect in the care home and should affect everything the carers do so as to promote choice, dignity and exercising of right. The main areas this comes in to effect are:
-Practical/physical support
-Emotional support
-Social support
-Intellectual/cognitive support
A key way to make sure the care home delivers person centred care is to structure the care around the person to achieve outcomes. This approach will help to achieve desirable outcomes for the residents such as:
-Increased confidence
-Improved health
-Feeling valued
- Becoming active
- Independence
-Feeling involved

Task 2 How to implement and promote active participation

2.1- Resident at the centre of planning for their care. This means finding out the resident’s history, preferences and wishes then recording them in their care plan. This can be done in a number of ways.
-The first way is be by receiving information from family or...