| Understand the person centred approaches in adult social care settings
| Person centred values are a set of approaches made to assist someone to plan their life and supports. It is often used for life planning with people with learning and developmental disabilities. There are 8 person centered values which are:- * Individuality * Independence * Privacy * Partnership * Choice * Dignity * Respect * Rights
| It is important for to work in a way that promotes person centered values to meet the needs of every individual and to provide the best quality care service. It is also important to treat the individual as you would want to be treated. If I were to do a survey about what people like, I would get different answers which demonstrate how different we all are, even if there are similarities. This is what gives us our identity and makes us special and unique. We have the freedom to make choices everyday about how we live our life. The individuals a care for may have different circumstances from everyone else, but they still have the same rights as me and everybody else does, to make the same choices and do the same things. The only difference is that some individuals will need more care and support than others in order to help them to achieve what they want to achieve. The level of care and support will depend on the level of the individual’s ability and the choices they want to make.
| Taking risks is part of living a full life. Supporting individuals to take risks to do what they have chosen to do is part of a person centered way of working. This is about asking the person, reading their file and speaking to others about the individual's background, what their preferences, wishes and needs are. A positive risk-taking approach is person centered and focuses on working from a person’s strengths and supporting them to achieve their aspirations. As well as it involves negative characteristics, risk-taking...
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