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Describe how active participation benefits an individual

Qualification: Level 2 Diploma in Adult Care
Unit name: Implement Person-Centred Approaches in Care Settings
Learning outcome: 4. Be able to encourage active participation
Assessment criteria: 4.1 Describe how active participation benefits an individual

Active participation is an approach that involves empowering an individual to be an active participant in their own life, care provision and relationships rather than simply a passive receiver of care services.

It is a person-centred approach because it values and respects the individual and the choices that they make, recognises their abilities and potential and promotes their rights and independence.

Empowering individuals to do things for themselves can have a positive impact on their wellbeing as well as increasing confidence and self-esteem. It improves the quality of life and provides learning opportunities.