1.1 The purpose of “Person-centred values” is to ensure that the service user needing care is placed at the very centre of the decision making process about their life, the services and support they want and need.
1.2 The service user is always placed in the centre of the planning of the care programme required, in that they will always be consulted and that there views will always come first. Therefore the plan is made for the service user, and it should include all aspects of care, from the Social and Health Services, from that service users family and from the voluntary sector. The service user will then always be provided with the best care and feel safe and included with their best interests.
1.3 The person centred approach to risk includes making an assessment with the people involved in the plan such as the service user, their relatives and other professionals. Risk taking is part of a person centred approach as this controls the service user to have choices about what they want to do in their lives as well as to be part of their community. Not allowing individuals to take risks can have a negative impact on an service users life to not live it as they want.
1.4 To be person centred the service user must always be at the centre of their care plan. Service users must always to be consulted and their views must always come first. No two care plans are are the same because each service user is different from another. Service users should be involved at every stage of their care plan, from deciding who to involve, how to meet the service users needs, the support required and how to feedback on how the care plan is working.
3.1 It is always important to establish the consent of the service user when providing any care or support. This is essential to include that service user with any decision making, in order to ensure that they do not feel left out or ignored, this way they can