As a support worker, it is imperative that we look at all aspects of health and social care with a holistic approach when planning and provision is concerned. Holistic means looking at a situation as a whole and not just part of it.
We need to establish that we look at how all aspects of a PWS life will affect their care needs and it is important that we as support workers look beyond what is visible to them when we meet them for the first time.
When I first met our PWS, he was lying on his beanbag laughing and smiling at me, but I had to look at the key principles and the person centred planning surrounding his day-to-day support and needs.
Looking at xx at the person at the centre is the first priority. We then looked at his family and friends and how he has no known family, so therefore we needed to look at the people involved in his life such as his social worker, advocate, deputy etc. As xx comes under the mental capacity act, these key people act as decision makers with his best interests as their priority.
Person centred planning also reflects his capabilities and what is important to and important for today and in the future. It specifies the support required and how they as individuals can make a valued contribution within their community.
It is vital that the PWS knows and understands what is going on around them and they are fully in control with what they are feeling. For xx it is difficult due to his limited capacity.
Agencies such as xx have well-organized systems in place. Form filling, meetings and fighting through bureaucracy are other issues encountered within an organization. As an employee of xx, this is a regular part of my working life and are of no threat to me personally, but situations can arise where individuals are not familiar with how such an organization works and may not be able to challenge