Health and Social Care Level 2

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Unit 317 Provide support for individuals within a shared lives arrangement Outcome 1 Understand how to establish the needs, background, experiences, wishes, preferences and choices of an individual 1. The importance of getting to know a person is vital. Without learning about an individual you can not put in place any form of care or support plan and without these you can not provide care efficiently or effectively. The more you get to know a person the more you can do for them and give confidence that they're respected as an individual and their needs will be met. 2. You primary source for gathering information regarding an individual is the individual themselves. Ask them, discuss what they prefer and how you can implement it. Ask their families and friends, or others connected to their lives such as a social worker or other professionals involved in their care and well being. Should you be meeting with them in their own homes, look around you as their surroundings are just as important a source. It could be something as simple as seeing what colour their surroundings are, what kind of books are in the shelf. What kind of cup they're drinking out of, or what type of pictures are on the walls. 3. There is no better source than the individual themselves and it is detrimental to their well being that they are given the support they need to communicate their own background, experiences, wishes and preferences. By overcoming any communication barriers you also provide a good foundation in the relationship. Outcome 3 Know how to address potential power imbalances in a shared lives arrangement 1. A sense of power imbalance can be easily created when sharing own home. When you summarize capabilities, likes or dislikes, financial standing, personality traits, there are many ways. For example Mrs X doesn't like a program Mrs B is watching, but they can't
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