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1 – Unit 59: Provide Support for Journeys

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Field of Study: Health & Social Care
Course: Level 2 Diploma in Care
Level: Level 2

1.1 Describe different aspects and factors to consider when planning a journey

Health and Safety: It is important to consider the health and safety of a service user when planning a journey. This includes making sure that appropriate transportation will be available, ensuring there are no risks in the route they will take, being aware of any medical conditions or special needs that need to be taken into account (e.g., use of ramps), and considering whether an accompanying carer may be required for assistance on the journey, etc.

Financial Cost: When budgeting for a service user’s travel expenses, it is important to factor in all potential costs, such as transport fares, accommodation fees (if necessary), and the cost of meals while travelling (if not covered elsewhere). Other financial considerations include allowances needed by the individual, e.g., supplements like travel insurance or accident cover, which should also be included in your calculations prior to beginning their trip.

Time Frame/Itinerary Planning: Care providers must ensure sufficient time has been allocated for trips to avoid leaving individuals feeling rushed or over-tired. An appropriate itinerary should be planned, with consideration given to the service user’s abilities and needs when deciding on activities for the journey. This can help ensure everyone has an enjoyable trip while also not missing any important deadlines or destinations along the way.

Accessibility: It is essential to check that all travel points are accessible and suitable for the individual’s physical requirements, such as accessibility ramps if needed. If there is a need for assistance from personnel at transportation hubs, these must also be arranged ahead of time to ensure everything runs smoothly during the journey.

Communication: It is also important to provide clear information about the plans for journeys both before departure and during them, so individuals know what they can expect throughout their trips. This helps reduce stress levels and other concerns surrounding unfamiliar environments or situations, which could cause distress or anxiety. Additionally, ensuring that contact details like

Other answers in the full document:

  • 1.2 Describe different risks that may arise and ways to minimise these
  • 1.3 Describe different types of communication technology that can support planning and making journeys safely
  • 2.1 Agree with the individual the level and type of support needed for planning and making a journey
  • 2.2 Support the individual to research a journey that they wish to make
  • 2.3 Support the individual to develop a plan for a journey that promotes active participation and reflects agreed ways of working
  • 3.1 Support the individual in line with the journey plan
  • 3.2 Describe ways to deal with unforeseen problems that may occur during a journey
  • 4.1 Describe what factors should be considered when reviewing support for the journey
  • 4.2 Seek feedback from the individual on the support provided for the journey
  • 4.3 Contribute to reviewing support for the journey
  • 4.4 Revise the journey plan to take account of the review in line with agreed ways of working

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