Unit 5: Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
Unit type: Internal
Guided learning hours: 90
Unit in brief
Learners focus on the principles and practicalities that underpin meeting individuals’ care and support needs, which are the foundation of all the care disciplines.
For you to be able to provide the care and support that individuals need, it is important that you have a good understanding of the principles behind providing quality care and support. This unit introduces you to the values and issues that need to be considered when planning care and support that meet the needs of an individual in a health and social care environment.
In this unit, you will learn about the values and principles of meeting care and support needs and look at some of the ethical issues that arise when personalising care. You will examine factors that can impact the professionals who provide the care and support, and the challenges that must be overcome to allow access to good quality care and health services. You will explore the different methods used by professionals across all care services. You will reflect on these methods when you consider the importance of multi-agency working in providing a package of care and support that meets all the needs of individuals. To complete the assessment task within this unit, you will need to draw on your learning from across your programme.
This unit will be useful if you are intending to pursue a career in social care or healthcare, for instance as a social worker or health visitors, practice nurse or occupational therapist. The unit will also be invaluable if you wish to progress to higher education, to degrees in areas such as health and social care management, social work and nursing.
In this unit you will:
A Examine principles, values and skills which underpin meeting the care and support needs of individuals
B Examine the ethical issues involved when providing care and support to meet individual needs
C Investigate the principles behind enabling individuals with care and support needs to overcome challenges
D Investigate the roles of professionals and how they work together to provide the care and support necessary to meet individual needs.