Support Independence in the Tasks of Daily Living

1. Explain how individuals can benefit from being as independent as possible in their daily living tasks.
Being independent can give them a sense of empowerment, high self-esteem, more confidence which can make them more sociable and promoting independence should be encouraged in all aspects of their daily life. When individuals are encouraged to do as much as they can for themselves it also gives them the ability to do as much as they can for themselves to aid recuperation. All service users have likes and dislikes and they should be able to express these, for example by stating when, where and how they would like to shop or eat their meals. If you don't use the skills you already have you may lose them. |   | |
2. Explain how active participation promotes independence in daily living tasks. 
Active participation promotes independence. For example if an individual can only wash certain areas of their own body and requires a carer to aid in complete personal care that active participation in washing the one area of their body is allowing them to be independent in the way they wash and promotes their ability opposed to the inability. And with an improvement in heath ability may also increase which aids the ability and chance of independent living. If a service user is not able to go shopping to encourage active participation they should still be able to participate with writing the list and choosing what food they want. This is the same for preparing meals, a service user may not be able to prepare the food but they are still able to make decisions about what they want and how it should be cooked. |   |   Criteria |
ac[1.2] explain how active participation promotes independence in the tasks of daily living |

3. Describe how daily living tasks may be affected by an individual’s culture or background. 
They may have certain things that can't be done on some days of the week, and certain foods that cannot be eaten, for example Roman Catholics...