Understanding Specific Needs in Health and Social Care

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In this essay I will analyse the concepts of health, disability, illness and behaviour in relation to users of health and social care services. I will take a look into how perceptions of specific needs have changed of time. I will also include the impact of legislation, social policy society and culture on the ways that services are made available to individuals with specific needs. This will include me analysing the needs of individuals with specific needs, explain the current system for supporting individuals with specific needs. I will also evaluate the services available in a chosen locality for individuals with specific needs.
According to The equality Act 2010 a disability is define as having a physical or mental impairment that has
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When a risk assessment has been conducted a care plan can be reviewed once this is done. Having risk assessments in place makes it easier to make changes if their needs to be a change in a person care this is to ensure there are no mistakes and all aspects of a person care is covered and documented. For example if a person has been assigned a carer to help assist them in their care. A carer can come to a service user’s home and may not know what to do. If the service cannot talk all they need to do is take a look at the information in the risk assessment to see what the service can and cannot do. When reviewing the care plan you would need to meet the needs of the service user, for example from the assessment it has been noted they need a stair lift to get the service user up and down the stairs and you put in that stair lift it would meet the needs of the service user. Regular checks made by a carer or a family member will ensure the safety of the service users. Ensuring security of the service user you can do this by adding key safes to their houses only the people who know the code will have access to the hose this will also maximise the person wellbeing. When a risk assessment is done it could also pin point what things within the work place may need updating, for example if it was shown in the risk assessment that the fire door was open and in their polices it states it is meant to be


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