Understand Person-Centred Approaches in Adult Social Care Settings


UNDERSTAND PERSON-CENTRED APPROACHES IN ADULT SOCIAL CARE SETTINGS 1.1 DESCRIBE PERSON CENTRED APPROACHES Person-centred is about providing care and support that is centred or focused on the individual and their needs. We are all individual and just because two people might have the same medical condition, for example, Dementia, it doesn’t mean that they require the same care and support. You will need to develop a clear understanding about the individuals you are working with. 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. These are:- 1. Individuality

2. Independence 3. Privacy 4. Choice 5. Dignity 6. Respect 7. Rights 8. Partnership 1.2 EXPLAIN WHY PERSON-CENTRED VALUES MUST INFLUENCE ALL ASPECTS OF SOCIAL CARE WORK If you ask your family, friends and neighbours, you would get lots of different answers and this will demonstrate how different we all are, even if there are some similarities. This is what gives you your identity and makes you special, unique and different. You have the freedom to make choices every day about how you live your life. Sometimes

your choices are restricted because of your financial situation or because you have to work at certain times or work in partnership with your family to make a contribution towards the support of a family unit. The individuals you support may have different circumstances to you but they still have the same rights as you and your friends and family do, to make the same choices, and do the same things. The only difference is that some individuals will need more care and support than others in order to help them to achieve what they want to achieve. The level of care and support will depend on...