M3 Health and Social Care

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Unit 26: Unit code: QCF Level 3: Credit value: Caring for Individuals with Additional Needs M/600/8981 BTEC Nationals 5 Guided learning hours: 30 Aim and purpose This unit aims to enable learners to challenge their attitudes towards individuals with additional needs by introducing models of disability and exploring barriers. Learners will be able to examine the role of health and social care services in providing care and support. Unit introduction Individuals with additional needs have a right to receive the best quality care and support. This unit explores the additional needs experienced by individuals and how these may impact on their health, wellbeing and life opportunities. Individuals with additional needs may need provision from a number of services, requiring organisations to work in partnership to assess needs and provide support. Learners will explore additional needs which may be experienced by individuals, considering the effects that their needs may have on their wellbeing, rights and access. Learner’ understanding of disability will be challenged through an introduction to the models of disability and the factors which contribute to barriers faced by individuals with additional needs. Legislation, frameworks and policies, which govern work in the health and social care sectors and support the rights of individuals with additional needs, will be introduced. The final part of the unit will enable learners to consider current practice, including a person-centred approach. This unit will consolidate learning from Unit 2: Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care by contextualising knowledge and understanding. As individuals with additional needs may be particularly vulnerable, Unit 11: Safeguarding Adults and Supporting Independence will have particular relevance, particularly for those wishing to work with individuals with
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