Explain how using an individual’s care plan contributes to working in a person-centred way

Qualification: Level 2 Diploma in Adult Care
Unit name: Implement Person-Centred Approaches in Care Settings
Learning outcome: 1. Understand person-centred approaches for care and support
Assessment criteria: 1.4 Explain how using an individual’s care plan contributes to working in a person-centred way

Each individual receiving care will have their own care plan, which will detail their specific needs, wishes and preferences as well as providing personal details, such as their name and date of birth.


Care plans are an essential component of working in a person-centred way because they should be written in the collaboration with the individual themselves so that they have the opportunity to provide input into the care that they receive. Other stakeholders may also work in partnership on an individual’s care plan, such as members of their family or professionals like nurses or advocates – these people should have expertise in specific areas of an individual’s needs and preferences.

By working collaboratively, individuals will feel valued and respected and have control over the care that they receive. In addition, this approach helps to establish and maintain professional bonds of trust between caregivers and care-receivers.


Care plans will aim to identify areas that an individual will need support with as well as detail how much support they will need. It will also identify areas where individuals do not require any support. This promotes the independence of the individual receiving, allowing them to continue performing tasks that they are able to do themselves. In addition, it promotes their individuality and unique identity as well as promoting their rights.

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