Unit 373

Andrea Tracey
Health and Social Care Level 3

Unit 4222-373 – Support person-centred thinking and planning (LD302)

Outcome 1 – Understand the principles and practice of person-centred thinking, planning and reviews.

1- Explain what person-centred thinking is, and how it relates to person-cented reviews and person-centred planning

Person-centred planning, means that an individuals support plan, is arranged around what is important to them, as well as what is important for them. Having a person-centred plan, creates a mix of what the individual wants their plan to be, and what they require in the terms of needs.
It is important to find a balance between what the individual wants and what they need. Person centred thinking is taking into consideration the views of the individual involved, ensuring that the individual and their choices are at the centre of the entire process, having them involved in the whole process from start to finish. Ensuring this is kept up, and any changes may need to be made, means that regular reviews need to be held, to see if the individual is happy with their plan, and to add or remove any changes they require. If the individual is unable to do this themselves, family, or staff, or an advocate will be the voice for them.

2- Explain the benefits of using person-centred thinking with individuals

The most important benefit of using a person-centred plan is that the individual is always at the centre of their own care, that their voice, and choice is always what the support plan is based upon, therefore leading to a happier more confident life for the individual involved.
This can lead to a more fulfilling life for the individual, and assist them in partaking in activities they enjoy, and making friends, creating a friendship group. These are examples that can lead to a higher self esteem for the individual, opening more doors for their lives.

3- Explain the benefits and values on which person-centred thinking and...