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5.1b Describe why it is important to work in a way that promotes person centred values when providing support to individuals

We have already gone over how to work in a person-centred way, but why is it so important? Person-centred care can empower individuals, which can be beneficial for their care. Individuals always know what is best for them, and person-centred care allows them to put this into practice by giving them control over their own care. By allowing them independence, you are showing them you have their best interests at heart.

Person-centred care is also good for building up trust and respect between yourself and the individual. It is important to work in a partnership with the individual you are caring for and their family as it can help foster this trust and respect and improve the quality of the care you provide.

Everyone is different, and what might work for one individual might not work for another. Person-centred care gets around this by putting the individual in charge of their care so they can choose what’s best for them. That is why it is important that you promote person-centred values in your work.