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3 – Unit 59: Provide Support for Journeys

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Category: Education
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

When planning a journey for a care recipient, there are several aspects and factors that must be taken into consideration. The first aspect is the comfort level of the care recipient; this includes ensuring their seating position allows them to remain comfortable for long periods without feeling any discomfort or pain, as well as having access to items like pillows and blankets in case they need additional support during travel. Additionally, consider the safety factor: plan out safe routes with fewer stops and provide necessary safety equipment such as seatbelts or harnesses if needed.

It is also important to take into account the physical capabilities of the care recipient when planning a journey. Think about whether they can easily move between seats on public transport (such as buses or trains) by themselves or whether they may need assistance with boarding or alight from vehicles due to mobility issues. If travelling by car, it is essential to check which type of vehicle will be suitable according to their needs – make sure to consider seating configurations and whether they have adequate support for medical equipment if required.

It is also essential to plan the journey taking into consideration any care requirements, such as preparing meals before departure or administering the medication on time during the journey. Other points to consider include providing entertainment such as music or books; this will help keep the care recipient relaxed and can act as a distraction from their environment during long journeys. Finally, make sure to communicate with them beforehand to discuss their needs throughout the journey – this could include when they may need rest stops/breaks etc., which should be planned into your route ahead of time to ensure an easy and stress-free trip for both yourself and your client.

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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