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CU2623 Implement Person Centred Approaches in Health
and Social Care
Aims
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to implement person centred approaches. Credit

5

Level

2

Learning outcomes

Assessment criteria

The learner will:

The learner can:

1.

1.1 Define person-centred values

Understand person centred
approaches for care and support

1.2 Explain why it is important to work in a
way that embeds person centred values
1.3 Explain why risk-taking can be part of a
person centred approach
1.4 Explain how using an individual’s care
plan contributes to working in a person
centred way

2.

Be able to work in a person-centred way

2.1 Find out the history, preferences, wishes
and needs of the individual
2.2 Apply person centred values in day to
day work taking into account the history,
preferences, wishes and needs of the
individual

3.

Be able to establish consent when
providing care or support

3.1 Explain the importance of establishing
consent when providing care or support
3.2 Establish consent for an activity or action
3.3 Explain what steps to take if consent
cannot be readily established

4.

Be able to encourage active
participation

4.1 Describe how active participation
benefits an individual
4.2 Identify possible barriers to active
participation
4.3 Demonstrate ways to reduce the barriers
and encourage active participation

5.

Be able to support the individual’s right
to make choices

5.1 Support an individual to make informed
choices
5.2 Use agreed risk assessment processes
to support the right to make choices
5.3 Explain why a worker’s personal views
should not influence an individual’s
choices
5.4 Describe how to support an individual to
question or challenge decisions
concerning them that are made by
others

6.

Be able to promote individuals’ wellbeing

6.1 Explain how individual identity and self
esteem are linked with well-being
6.2 Describe attitudes and approaches that
are likely to promote an individual’s wellbeing
6.3 Support an individual in a way that
promotes a sense of identity and self
esteem
6.4 Demonstrate ways to contribute to an
environment that promotes well-being

Assessment Requirements
This unit must be assessed in accordance with Skills for Care and Development’s QCF Assessment Principles. Learning outcomes 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 must be assessed in a real work environment.

Additional Information
An individual refers to someone requiring care or support; it will usually mean the person or people supported by the learner
Person centred values include:
Individuality
Rights
Choice
Privacy
Independence
Dignity
Respect
Partnership
A care plan may be known by other names eg support plan, individual plan. It is the document where day to day requirements and preferences for care and support are detailed Consent means informed agreement to an action or decision; the process of establishing consent will vary according to an individual’s assessed capacity to consent Active participation is a way of working that recognises an individual’s right to participate in the activities and relationships of everyday life as independently as possible; the individual is regarded as an active partner in their own care or support, rather than a passive recipient Well-being may include aspects that are:

spiritual
emotional
cultural
religious
social
political

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Assessment criteria (eg 1.1)

The above evidence has been assessed against the standards for this element and has been judged for validity, authenticity, currency, reliability and sufficiency. Learner signature:

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