HNC Social Care Graded Unit
I am currently working for inc corp as a Supported Living Assistant providing support to a young gentleman with both physical and developmental disabilities in his own home. For the purpose of this report and in line with inc confidentiality procedures and the Data Protection Act 1998, I have changed names in order to protect the individual and maintain confidentiality.
I currently work with a young man called David who is 21 years old and lives in the family home with his mother, who is his main carer. David is autistic and also has a profound learning disability and can often present some challenging behaviour and aggression towards his mother. David requires a lot of help throughout his
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The process of planning this activity started with my line manager and me visiting David and his mother at home along with David’s social worker. The group was small to ensure confidentiality and that only those directly involved with Davids care or his “circle of Support” Bingam et al P.17 needed to attend. We carried out this visit in line with SSSC code of practice and the National Care Standards Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001, a guide how to treat individuals “the principles are dignity, privacy, choice, safety, realising potential and equality and diversity” www.nationalcarestandards.org/care-at-home (02/02/14). We used a person centred planning approach to the meeting where David had helped to choose who would be involved and where the meeting would be held. We had a discussion with David and his mother about how things were going and the areas that had improved since the last team meeting. We then moved onto discuss David’s lack of social interaction with his peers and looked at steps to improve this. I agreed to look in to things in the community and come back to David with options that he could choose from. I did this later that day finding information online about the Dove Club