LEVEL 2 QCF
UNIT 4222/216 – SUPPORT INDEPENDENCE IN THE TASKS OF DAILY LIVING
Individuals will benefit from being independent in daily living because it will empower them to gain new skills that will raise their confidence and their pride also increasing their level of self worth with their new achievements.
The use of active participation in the tasks of daily living for the people we support is vital. Through active participation the people we support will learn new skills, it is then important that active participation is continuous to develop these skills from newly learnt skills to become second nature. Therefor the people we support will gain independence and the role of the support worker will be less hand on and more observant.
Certain cultures and religions may stop individuals doing certain tasks, for example Muslim men may expect all cleaning and household chores to be completed by a women as that is that is what their culture at home may be like. Also with Muslim females as a male support worker you wouldn’t be able to use hand on hand support techniques. Jewish people have a specific food preparation as do Muslim with meat needing to be Halal, also getting a devoted Christian to take part in tasks on a Sunday may be difficult as they see Sunday as a day of rest.
It is important to understand and respect individual’s beliefs when supporting them, as we need to ensure we are doing what is right by that individual. This is where PCP would be key to ensure we gave the correct support. This will lead to less challenging behavior, creating and sustaining better family relationships. This will lead to the people that we support being happier and hopefully increasing participation.
To identify suitable opportunities one must look at the certain individual and see what their capabilities are firstly and then find out what tasks they enjoy doing, as this will give us a good foundation to work with.