At the core of the principles of empowerment is the need to ensure that service users’ independence is promoted by helping them to have control over their lives, not only in terms of the ability to make choices, but also to access person-centred services. Accordingly, there are various legislations (Equality Act 2010, Care Act 2014) and professional code of practice (Code of Practice for Social Care Workers) that emphasises the roles and responsibilities of service providers, service workers and other stakeholders in fostering users’ empowerment.
Task 1- Written Essay
Learners are expected to write an essay on a health and social care organisation of their choice (Care homes, rehabilitation centres, NHS-Hospital, social services, Schools, Councils, Childcare services). Beware of Data Protection Act (1998) and Confidentiality policies, ensure information provided is anonymous with sensitive details such as company names avoided. References can be made to various organisation settings. Information provided in the essay should reflect lessons learnt in the classroom, secondary research and work experience in a health and social care setting.
The objectives of the essay is to explore how Health & Social Care Organisations and professionals, empower individuals using health and social care services in order to maximise their independence. This could be at your place of employment, speak to your ward manager and care home manager or organisation managers.
Learners will explore how legislation and the sector skills standards regarding the design and review of services promote independence, which in turn is captured within organisational policies and procedures.
Using the case scenario above, produce an essay, addressing the instructions below
1.1. explain how current legislations and sector skills standards influence organisational policies and practices for promoting and maximising the rights of users of health and social care. You are to give examples of legislations. You are to give examples of legislations and sectors skills standards to support your explanation.
2.2 explain how legislations, charters and codes of practice impact on the communication process in health and social care.
For Unit 2 Principles of Health and Social Care Practice
1.1 explain the implementation of policies, legislation, regulations and codes of practice that are relevant to own work in health and social care.
1.2. Analyse factors that may affect the achievement of promoting and maximising the rights of users of health and social care.
1.3 Analyse how communication between care workers and individuals contribute to promoting
and maximising the rights of service users of health and social care services. Use examples of
techniques and purposes of communications to support your answer