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Person centred approaches when supporting people with a learning disability

Person centred approaches when supporting people with a learning disability

  • Liz Tilly - British Institute of Learning Disabilities author

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Person Centred Approaches

144 pages | Learning Matters
If you are working within the learning disability sector and studying for the QCF Diploma in Health and Social Care, you will find this book invaluable in helping you to achieve the unit on Person Centred Approaches. It explains person centred values, how they must influence all aspects of your work and shows how to support active participation and choice.

The book is easy to navigate, with each chapter covering one of the learning outcomes within the unit. Each chapter begins with an example taken from real people's stories and lots of activities, photographs and other illustrations are included throughout.

Understanding person centred approaches when supporting people with a learning disability
Implementing person centred approaches when supporting people with a learning disability
Establishing consent when providing support
Encouraging active participation
Supporting a person's right to make choices
Promoting an person's wellbeing
The role of risk assessment in enabling a person centred approach
Recognising possible signs of dementia

This book gives a good introduction to person centered approaches for learning disability it is student friendly and clear. It is ideal for first year learning disability nursing students

Ms Brigid Arkins
Department of Nursing, Waterford Institute of Technology
April 23, 2015

This is an extremely useful book for students completing Social Care Programmes. It focusses not just on the area of disabilities but also on ageing and other care environments. Of particular importance is the section dealing with Values. Well presented and lay easy to navigate.

Ms Dee Kearney
Social Studies, Liberties College
November 24, 2013

Part of a series of books. Good for providing a foundation to understanding concepts surrounding what life is like for people who experience learning difficulties. Requested full set for library.

Ms Michelle Evans
Faculty of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University
January 21, 2013

A basis understanding of how to work with people with learning disabilitiies for those who are just starting to work with people with disabilities.

Mrs Marie Hall
UCBC, Blackburn College
January 2, 2013

As with the other books in this series (e.g. 'An Introduction to Supporting People with a Learning Disability' and 'Communicating Effectively with People with a Learning Disability') this text is super to accompany the L2 Award in Supporting People with Learning Disabilities. The thinking points and 'stories' (case studies) help with reflection on own practice and understanding the context of the concepts explored. An accessible and learner-friendly book, with information presented in almost bite-size portions.

Mrs Emma Hinch-Chambers
Health & Social Care, North Lindsey College
September 20, 2012

Liz Tilly

Liz is strongly committed to the full inclusion of people with learning disabilities in all aspects of life, and has had regular professional and social contact with people with learning disabilities for over 30 years. /par1/Liz works as a freelance trainer and consultant and also set up and is a director of Building Bridges Training, a social enterprise of people with a learning disability which provides training. Liz founded and was chief executive of a voluntary organisation in the West Midlands which provides a wide range of services and opportunities for people with learning disabilities. Prior to this, her career was in special... More About Author

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