50121960. CU2625 –Implement person centred approaches in health and social care
1.4.Explain how using an individual’ care plan contributes to working in a person centred way
Plans for how people want their support to be delivered are a vital part of person-centred working. People should be in centre of their plans and the planning process is a key way of ensuring that are at the centre of any support provided
Care support plans are now developed by the person themselves, sometimes with support from family and friends. Plans are then agreed by the social worker or the manager. The development of a support plan is the perfect example of how person-centred working operates.
Instead offering people a choice of what is currently available and finding what best fits their needs, person-centred working looks at someone’s needs and built the support package around them. One of the important aspects of person-centred planning is to look at what people are able to do for themselves and to ensure that services are not taking over aspects of a person’s life that they could perfectly well manage without support.
3.1. Explain the importance of establishing consent when providing care or support
consent not only protects social care and health providers against legal challenge, it is also vital because of the rights of the person and the importance of recognising that people should determine what being treated with dignity and respect. Ensuring that people are in agreement with support and care tasks that we need to undertake is just as important and is a key part of ensuring that we are working within person-centred values and the codes of practice for social care.
3.3. Explain which steps to take if consent cannot be readily established
It may be useful to repeat the information again just to be sure that any queries and concerns have been answered, but it is not our job to persuade. We must immediately report any refusal of consent or any reservations expressed by...