Unit name: Implement person-centred approaches in care settings
Learning outcome: 4. Be able to implement and promote active participation
Assessment criteria: 4.2 Work with an individual and others to agree how active participation will be implemented
You should be able to demonstrate to your assessor that you are able to work with an individual and others to agree how active participation should be implemented.
Others can refer to the individual’s family and friends, their advocate, your manager and co-workers and other professionals and agencies.
You should all share common goals, which will result in the best possible outcomes for the individual and be able to communicate and share ideas effectively.
By working with the individual, it will show that their choices and opinions are valued and respected, which can lead to improved self-esteem, confidence and well-being.
For example, a young adult with a learning disability may want to learn how to manage their finances themselves. This could mean speaking to the local college for workshops on finance and budgeting, asking the opinions of friends and family and coming to an agreement with the individual’s appointee. Then a plan could be developed for the individual to learn the skills they need and to take control of their finances a little at a time.