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 ⇒ Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 4 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 648 Assess the needs of carers and families

Unit 648 Assess the needs of carers and families

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 the contribution that families and carers make in caring for individuals
    1. 1.1 Analyse the role of families and unpaid carers in health and social care or the care of children and young people to include demographic information
    2. 1.2 Explain the rights of families and carers providing care to individuals
    3. 1.3 Describe the benefits to society of family and unpaid carers providing care
    4. 1.4 Describe the benefits and challenges faced by family and unpaid carers in providing care.
  2. 2. Be able to engage with families and carers who are providing care
    1. 2.1 Support families and carers to speak about their experiences of providing care to individuals
    2. 2.2 Use active listening skills to identify unspoken feelings and emotions
    3. 2.3 Support families and carers to understand their rights
    4. 2.4 Support families and carers in their caring role
    5. 2.5 Explain to families and carers the additional support that is available
    6. 2.6 Gain consent from families and carers to speak with others about their circumstances.
  3. 3. Be able to assess the needs of families and carers
    1. 3.1 Support families and carers to identify the support they need to meet the needs of an individual
    2. 3.2 Identify with families and carers the areas of care which they want to retain
    3. 3.3 Support families and carers to identify their wishes and needs for their own well-being
    4. 3.4 Gather additional information from agreed others
    5. 3.5 Share the record of assessment with families and carers.
  4. 4. Be able to identify a plan to support families and carers
    1. 4.1 Support families, carers and others to identify resources to address needs and wishes
    2. 4.2 Support families, carers and others to develop a plan of action to access resources
    3. 4.3 Support families, carers and others to implement the plan of action.

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