Unit 24 Essay

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Unit 24 Understand positive risk taking for individuals with disabilities 1.1 explain ways in which risk is an integral part of everyday life. Risk for most people is an accepted part of everyday life e.g. catching a bus or walking to the shop etc... will carry some element of risk. Risk is associated with our health, safety, security, well being, employment, education, daily activities, using resources and equipment and community participation. Taking risks is a part of everyday life if we over think every single thing we do during our normal day life we wouldn’t do anything as all aspects of life have a risk associated with them. 1.2 explain why, traditionally, people with disabilities have been discouraged or prevented from taking risks. People with learning disabilities where sheltered from taking risks as it wasn’t believed that they would be able to accomplish things or it was too dangerous to subject them to risks. People with learning disabilities also didn’t have choices on how their lives where lived people in their lives made choices for them and didn’t take in account of the actual persons ideas or choices to take risk to accomplish things for themselves. 1.3 describe the links between risk-taking and responsibility, empowerment and social inclusion. Sometimes we all have to take risks to get what we really want. It’s a part of living a full life. Supporting individuals to take risks to do what they have chosen to do is part of a person centred way of working. The link is offering individuals the opportunity to achieve their goals and dreams of their own choice which empowers the individuals. The person in the support role is responsible for identifying the risks and hazards that come with the chosen activity and decided how the risks could be reduced or the activity adapted to make it less
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