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 ⇒ Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 4 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 382 Principles of self-directed support

Unit 382 Principles of self-directed support

This unit is one of the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units and has the following learning outcomes and assessment criteria:

  1. 1. Understand self-directed support
    1. 1.1 Explain the principles underpinning self-directed support and how this differs from traditional support
    2. 1.2 Explain the benefits of an individual having self-directed support
    3. 1.3 Explain how legislation, policy or guidance underpin self-directed support
    4. 1.4 Explain what the following terms mean: a. indicative allocation b. supported self assessment c. support plan d. outcome focused review
    5. 1.5 Outline the possible barriers to self-directed support.
  2. 2. Understand how to support an individual to direct their own support and develop their support plan
    1. 2.1 Explain how to use person-centred thinking to enable individuals to think about what is important to them, and how they want to be supported
    2. 2.2 Explain how individuals can direct their own support if they do not have a personal budget
    3. 2.3 Explain how person-centred planning can be used to inform a support plan
    4. 2.4 Explain the roles of others who can assist individuals in developing their support plan
    5. 2.5 Describe different ways that individuals can develop a support plan
    6. 2.6 Describe a range of person-centred thinking tools that can be used to help individuals think about different ways they can spend their personal budget
    7. 2.7 Describe what might be included in the costings for a support plan.
  3. 3. Understand the different ways that people can use their personal budget
    1. 3.1 Explain the different ways that individuals can use their personal budget to buy support
    2. 3.2 Research innovative ways that individuals can spend their personal budget other than buying social care services
    3. 3.3 Explain what restrictions may be imposed on personal budgets
    4. 3.4 Describe the criteria that are used to sign off a support plan
    5. 3.5 Describe a person-centred approach to risk that ensures that individuals have what is important to them whilst staying healthy and safe.
  4. 4. Understand the outcome focused review process
    1. 4.1 Explain the process of an outcome focused review
    2. 4.2 Explain how to enable someone to prepare for their outcome focused review

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