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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 ⇒ 5.4 Adapt own practice to support the needs of the individual

5.4 Adapt own practice to support the needs of the individual

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units
Unit: Unit 355 Support individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities
Learning outcome: 5 Be able to evaluate the support provided to an individual to engage in activities
Assessment criteria: 5.4 Adapt own practice to support the needs of the individual

  • Individual Assessment:
  • Conduct a thorough assessment of the individual’s needs, preferences, abilities, and challenges to inform personalised support plans.
  • Flexible Approach:
  • Adapt support strategies, communication styles, and activities based on the individual’s changing needs, preferences, and circumstances.
  • Person-Centred Care:
  • Ensure that all care and support provided are tailored to meet the unique needs, preferences, and goals of the individual, promoting autonomy and dignity.
  • Collaborative Decision-Making:
  • Involve the individual, their family members, and other relevant stakeholders in decision-making processes regarding their care and support, respecting their input and preferences.
  • Creative Problem-Solving:
  • Utilise creative problem-solving skills to address challenges and barriers encountered in supporting the individual, exploring alternative approaches and solutions.
  • Continuous Monitoring and Review:
  • Regularly monitor the effectiveness of support interventions and activities, seeking feedback from the individual and adjusting practice as needed to better meet their needs.
  • Promote Independence:
  • Encourage and empower the individual to participate in decision-making, problem-solving, and activities to the best of their abilities, promoting independence and self-determination.
  • Adaptive Communication:
  • Adapt communication methods and styles to suit the individual’s preferences and abilities, using clear language, visual aids, and assistive devices as needed to facilitate understanding and engagement.
  • Respectful and Empathetic Approach:
  • Maintain a respectful, empathetic, and non-judgmental attitude towards the individual, acknowledging their strengths, preferences, and rights in all interactions.
  • Multidisciplinary Collaboration:
  • Collaborate with other professionals, such as healthcare providers, therapists, and social workers, to ensure a holistic and coordinated approach to supporting the individual’s needs and goals.

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