Person Centred Values

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Implement person centred approaches in health and social care

1.1 Define your understanding of person centred values

To make sure a service user is at the centre of planning and support, promoting their choice, individuality and independence, privacy, respect and dignity and working with them in partnership.

Person Centred is about giving care and support that is focused on the needs of the individual.   People are vastly different and all people are unique so every individual needs different care and support structured for them.
Working in a person centred way is to evolve a clear understanding about the individual you are supporting, including their culture, needs, their like and dislikes, their means of communicating, the involvement of friends family and any professional bodies liaising with them, promoting and providing person centred support and care.

  This includes their needs, their culture, their means of communication, their likes and dislikes, their family and other professionals’ involvement so you can promote and provide person centred care and support.

There are eight person centred values that support person-centred care and support.


Never assume anything about an individual. Individuals should be allowed and supported to make their own choices. Support and care needs to be tailored to suit the needs of that individual. By preserving the individual’s individuality and their personal beliefs, dignity and respect is promoted. They should never have to fit in with you or your employer.   Individuals should be allowed and supported to make their own choices.   Care and support needs should be tailored to suit each individual.


Being independent does not mean the individual has to be completely alone but allowing individuals the choice of doing things for themselves and supported in doing so.

There is no time scale set for the individual to become independent, don’t do...