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 ⇒ Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 3 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 355 Support individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities ⇒ 3.1 Research the roles of professionals and specialist services which provide support to individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities in own local area

3.1 Research the roles of professionals and specialist services which provide support to individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities in own local area

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units
Unit: Unit 355 Support individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities
Learning outcome: 3 Understand the support available for individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities
Assessment criteria: 3.1 Research the roles of professionals and specialist services which provide support to individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities in own local area

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  • General Practitioners (GPs):
    • Primary healthcare providers who diagnose, treat, and manage various health conditions, including multiple conditions and disabilities.
    • Coordinate medical care, referrals to specialists, and prescription medications for individuals with complex health needs.
  • Community Nurses:
    • Provide nursing care and support to individuals with multiple conditions and disabilities in their own homes or community settings.
    • Assist with medication management, wound care, symptom management, and health education.
  • Social Workers:
    • Assess individuals’ social care needs and provide support, advocacy, and access to social services and community resources.
    • Assist with care planning, safeguarding, benefit entitlements, and arranging alternative housing or care arrangements.
  • Occupational Therapists (OTs):
    • Evaluate individuals’ functional abilities and provide interventions to improve independence and participation in daily activities.
    • Recommend assistive devices, home modifications, and adaptive techniques to address physical, cognitive, or sensory challenges.
  • Physiotherapists:
    • Help individuals with mobility impairments, pain management, and rehabilitation following injuries or surgeries.
    • Provide exercise programs, manual therapy, and assistive devices to improve strength, flexibility, and mobility.
  • Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs):
    • Assess and treat individuals with communication disorders, speech impairments, or swallowing difficulties.
    • Provide therapy and interventions to improve speech, language, and swallowing function.
  • Mental Health Professionals:
    • Psychiatrists, psychologists, and mental health nurses who assess and treat individuals with mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, and psychosis.
    • Offer counselling, therapy, medication management, and crisis intervention services.
  • Specialist Disability Services:
    • Disability support workers, support coordinators, and disability advocates who provide practical assistance, advocacy, and support to individuals with disabilities.
    • Assist with personal care, independent living skills, accessing community services, and navigating disability-related issues.
  • Charitable Organisations and Support Groups:
    • Local charities, voluntary organisations, and support groups that offer information, advice, and peer support to individuals with specific conditions or disabilities.
    • Provide practical assistance, emotional support, and social opportunities for individuals and their families.
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