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4 – 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

Route Planning: Before planning a journey for a care receiver, you should assess their health needs and mobility requirements to plan the best route that is safe, accessible and suitable for their individual needs. Consider whether they require assistance with travel arrangements or if they can make decisions independently. If needed, research local transport links such as buses, trains or taxis so that the care receiver can be transported safely from A-B within your given timeframe/budget constraints

Health Requirements: The destination of the trip may also need consideration depending on any specific medical conditions which could affect how far away it is possible to travel e.g dietary restrictions meaning limited food options at different locations; allergies affecting air quality etc., You will also need access relevant health documents (such as GP letters) which outline medication required during periods of absence from home – including prescriptions instructions and regular dosage timings when travelling long distances). Furthermore, consider potential risks associated with moving around unfamiliar places where there may be uneven surfaces or steps and the appropriate support which may need to be provided.

Resources: Before setting off on any journey, it is essential to ensure that there are adequate resources in place (such as finances) so that care receivers have access to food/drink when needed; accommodation should they need somewhere safe and comfortable for an overnight stay etc., You must also consider if anyone else will be required for additional support during travel such as a family member or another healthcare professional?

Risk Management: Assess risks associated with travelling, including potential hazards, delays and weather conditions at different times of the year before deciding your route and mode of transport. Plan for potential ‘what if’ scenarios to ensure that you are prepared for any unexpected circumstances (such as illness or theft) which may occur during your journey

Communication: Make sure that there is sufficient communication between yourself and the care receiver throughout; this includes making them aware of necessary changes/adjustments in plans along with providing updates on expected arrival times etc. It also includes being contactable should they need support while travelling, e.g. mobile phone numbers and emergency contacts if needed.

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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