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P3 Describe ways in which care workers can empower individuals, using

relevant examples from health and social care e.g. care home, day centre,
hospital, health centre.
1. Produce an information pack on PowerPoint or Word by first of all
making a front cover and calling it Empowering Individuals and create
it for one of your settings you chose in P1 and P2 by adding appropriate
images.
2. Explain what it means to empower individuals.
3. Give examples of how you can empower individuals by explaining ALL
the following keywords. (Hint! Cross them off as youve done to make
sure you get them all done!)
Empowering individuals by;
Adapting activities and environments to meet specific needs and enable full
participation by individuals this should include physical, intellectual, emotional and
social needs
Taking account of an individuals rights, preferences, needs, likes and dislikes, the
importance of taking individual circumstances into account when planning care
Difficulties in taking individual circumstances into account when planning care that
will empower an individual, e.g. availability of resources, effects on other service
users, physical limitations. (50% RULE)
A willingness to work with others in partnership, including professionals, other
workers within a setting, and families.
Promoting choice, recognising the right of an individual to make choices.
Use of preferred methods of communication e.g. first language where English is an
additional language, British Sign Language, Makaton (50% RULE)
Reasons for supporting individuals e.g. promoting independence, promoting
individuality, promoting overall wellbeing (50% RULE)
*Promoting autonomy
*Building trust
*Encouraging feedback
*Right to advocacy
Use of positive working practices, e.g. needs-led assessment, valuing diversity,
recognition of the rights of the individual, incorporation of risk assessment in the
care plan. (50% RULE)

4. Give 2 examples how volunteers and care staff can promote


empowerment for each of the following settings
Care Home
Day Centre
Hospital
Care Home
P4- Explain why it is important to take individual circumstances into account
when planning care that will empower an individual, using relevant examples
from health and social care.
1. Continue this on your information pack by creating a new heading or
page entitled Individual Circumstances

2. Explain why its important to treat all people as individuals in any care
setting.
3. Give and explain 5 examples of how a carer can empower an individual
when they are planning their care.
4. Give examples of how any Health and Social Care service can empower
individuals. Use examples from google, newspapers, leaflets etc.

Empowerment
Empowerment means to make a person feel like they have control and
charge over their own life. When a person needs care, it can make them feel
vulnerable and like they dont have a choice. It can be hard for adults to give
up choice as they are so use to looking after themselves.
All Health and Social Care staff have a responsibility to empower their clients
and involve them as much as they can in their care, whether it be for a short
stay in hospital, a move to a care home or a visit from Social Services to your
home. It is a right that all clients have.
When a client feels empowered, it can help them feel better emotionally,
which can help make a stay in care better for them.

1. Use this explanation and p of the text book to make your own definition
of empowerment.
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These are examples of how carer can empower clients;

Let clients make choices for themselves


Ask what clients would prefer
Let them take charge of their care
Ask their opinion when planning
Let them chose their own meals
Ask them what times are convenient for them

2. Add 5 more examples of your own of how a carer can empower a client
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EMPOWERING
INDIVIDUALS
Adapting
activities
and
environments to meet specific
needs and enable full participation
by individuals this should include
physical, intellectual, emotional
and social needs
Taking account of an individuals
rights, preferences, needs, likes
and dislikes, the importance of
taking individual circumstances
into account when planning care
Difficulties in taking individual
circumstances into account when
planning care that will empower
an individual, e.g. availability of
resources, effects on other service
users, physical limitations.
A willingness to work with others
in
partnership,
including
professionals, other workers within
a setting, and families
Promoting choice, recognising the

right of an individual to make


choices.
Use of preferred methods of
communication,
e.g.
first
language where English is an
additional language, British Sign
Language, Makaton
Reasons for supporting individuals,
e.g. promoting independence,
promoting individuality, promoting
overall wellbeing
Promoting
autonomy,
building
trust, encouraging feedback, right
to advocacy
Use of positive working practices,
e.g.
needs-led
assessment,
valuing diversity, recognition of
the rights of the individual,
incorporation of risk assessment in
the care plan.