Unit 26 Caring for Individuals with Additional Needs Positive Working Practice Lesson Objectives • To define choice, independence and empowerment and relate these to the experiences of people with additional needs. • To describe a Person Centred Plan. • To write a person centred plan and describe your experience of doing this. • To describe the common assessment framework. P4 assignment task You should produce a written profile of a carer for a person with additional needs. Within this profile you should include information that: • Explains positive working practice that the carer should provide • Informs about the level and type of service delivery from the carer that should be expected by a service user. • Describes the types of support, aids and adaptations and principles of care that the carer should provide. When writing this profile you should approach the information from the perspective of the service user and what they should expect from a carer employed to support them with their additional needs. M2 assignment task To achieve the M2 grade you should extend the information provided in your carer profile for P4 to discuss positive working practice with individuals with additional learning needs. D1 Assignment task To achieve the D1 grade you should evaluate the information provided in P4 and M1 within your carer profile and evaluate working practices and their potential for breaking down barriers and improving the wellbeing and life chances of individuals with additional needs. Choice/Independence/Empowerment Choice: Independence: Empowerment: Person Centred Planning “Person centred planning is a process of learning about a person; who they are; what has happened to them; what is important to them; and what they want from life” Gates, 2007, p302. Five Key Features of PCP • The person is at the centre • Family Members and friends are partners in planning • The plan reflects what is important to the person • The plan results in actions about life • The plan results in ongoing listening learning and further action Other elements of the PCP • • • • • • • Promoting independence Promoting appropriate personal care Promoting self image Staff support levels/times Enabling Positive Reinforcement Financial support The Common Assessment Framework (CAF) • Shared assessment and planning framework for children’s services in local areas in the UK. • Helps early identification of children’s additional needs and promotion of co-ordinated services to meet them. • The assessment covers three domains: development of the child or young person parents and carers Family and environment • Carried out by trained professionals in the children’s workforce settings. The Common Assessment Framework (CAF) The CAF guide Task In small groups nominate one person. This person will have a person centred plan. As a group you should contribute to drawing up a person centred plan for this person using the format provided. Once this is done you should feedback to the group how this experience felt and what you learned from it.