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 ⇒ Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 4 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 652 Support people who are providing homes to individuals

Unit 652 Support people who are providing homes to individuals

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. Be able to carry out assessments for the approval of adult placement / shared lives carers
    1. 1.1 Provide information to carer(s) on the criteria against which they will be assessed
    2. 1.2 Work with carer(s) to clarify their role and responsibilities
    3. 1.3 Carry out the initial assessment of carer(s) against agreed criteria
    4. 1.4 Complete an assessment report of carer(s) according to work setting requirements and regulatory frameworks
    5. 1.5 Agree the content of the assessment report with carer(s)
    6. 1.6 Present the assessment for approval of carer(s) in line with work setting requirements.
  2. 2. Be able to support adult placement / shared lives carers to prepare for providing a home to an individual
    1. 2.1 Provide advice and guidance to carer(s) about preparing to share their home and their lives with an individual
    2. 2.2 Support carer(s) to reflect on changes they will need to make in order to provide a home to an individual
    3. 2.3 Work with carer(s) to identify learning needs related to providing a home to an individual
    4. 2.4 Support carer(s) to meet their learning needs
    5. 2.5 Support carer(s) to reflect on how they can make an individual feel welcome in their home
    6. 2.6 Support carer(s) to develop ‘house rules’
    7. 2.7 Support carer(s) to prepare their families and networks for the inclusion of an individual.
  3. 3. Be able to carry out the matching process between adult placement / shared lives carers and individuals
    1. 3.1 Match the preferences and needs of an individual referred to the service with the skills and lifestyle of potential carer(s)
    2. 3.2 Provide information to an individual and matched carer(s) prior to introductions
    3. 3.3 Facilitate introduction meetings between an individual and potential carer(s)
    4. 3.4 Work with an individual, potential carer(s) and others to evaluate the introduction sessions
    5. 3.5 Work with an individual, carer(s) and others to finalise move-in arrangements once a successful match has been made.
  4. 4. Be able to monitor and review placements of individuals
    1. 4.1 Carry out placement monitoring visits with an individual and carer(s) according to work setting requirements
    2. 4.2 Complete reports from placement visits in line with work setting requirements
    3. 4.3 Provide ongoing advice and guidance to carer(s) about the support of an individual
    4. 4.4 Carry out periodic reviews of carer(s) in line with work setting requirements.

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