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3 – Unit 81 -Support individuals to live at home

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1.1 Describe how being supported to live at home can benefit an individual.

Living at home can be incredibly beneficial to an individual in many ways. When supported to do so, they can continue having the same access to family and friends, providing a sense of safety and comfort that may not be achievable with other forms of accommodation. Living at home also gives an individual more control over their own life, allowing them the freedom to manage daily activities without restrictions or limitations set by external providers, such as meal times or bedtimes within communal living spaces, which can give a greater feeling of independence for those who require support.

Furthermore, this type of environment allows individuals opportunities for social interaction in smaller groups among close family members and trusted carers rather than large numbers where it might become overwhelming. This offers the chance for relationships between these parties, as well as existing ones with peers outside the household, to grow organically while still being monitored safely through continuous guidance from supportive staff if needed. Ultimately, when supported appropriately while living at home, it opens up a wide range of opportunities both emotionally and physically, making it a viable choice for many individuals.

Also, living at home is often a more cost-effective alternative, with lower care and support costs. This allows people to keep up existing hobbies or add in new ones, such as cooking classes or sports activities that can be beneficial for their overall well-being. Service users can benefit significantly from living at home with the right levels of support.

Other answers in the full document:

  • 2.2 Compare the roles of people and agencies who may be needed to support an individual to live at home.

  • 3.3 Explain the importance of providing information about benefits, allowances and financial planning which could support individuals to live at home.

  • 1.4 Explain how risk-management contributes to supporting individuals to live at home.

  • 2.1 Identify with an individual the strengths, skills and existing networks they have that could support them to live at home.

  • 2.2 Identify with an individual their needs that may require additional support and their preferences for how the needs may be met.

  • 2.3 Agree with the individual and others the risks that need to be managed in living at home and ways to address them.

  • 3.1 Support the individual and others to access and understand information about resources, services and facilities available to support the individual to live at home.

  • 3.2 Work with the individual and others to select resources, facilities and services that will meet the individual’s needs and minimise risks.

  • 3.3 Contribute to completing paperwork to apply for required resources, facilities and services, in a way that promotes active participation.

  • 3.4 Obtain permission to provide additional information about the individual in order to secure resources, services and facilities.

  • 4.1 Agree roles and responsibilities for introducing additional support for an individual to live at home.

  • 4.2 Introduce the individual to new resources, services, facilities or support groups.

  • 4.3 Record and report on the outcomes of additional support measures in required ways.

  • 5.1 Work with the individual and others to agree methods and timescales for ongoing review.

  • 5.2 Identify any changes in an individual’s circumstances that may indicate a need to adjust the type or level of support.

  • 5.3 Work with the individual and others to agree revisions to the support provided.

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