Describe different ways of applying active participation to meet individual needs

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
Unit name: Implement person-centred approaches in care settings
Learning outcome: 4. Be able to implement and promote active participation
Assessment criteria: 4.1 Describe different ways of applying active participation to meet individual needs

Active participation is an approach for ensuring that individuals are empowered to take part in the activities and relationships of everyday life as independently as possible. Active participation also supports person-centred values.

Active participation may be applied in several ways:

  • Supporting an individual to access the community safely on their own by helping them to understand bus timetables and devising route plans
  • Working in partnership with other care providers to support a group of friends to go out for dinner together
  • Supporting an individual to plan their own weekly menu and cook their own meals
  • Supporting an individual to plan and book a holiday abroad

To support active participation, you should genuinely get to know the individuals that you work with, keep your own knowledge up-to-date and know where to obtain additional support should you need it.