HSC 2008 Provide Support For Journeys Essay

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HSC 2008 Provide Support For Journeys

1 – Understand factors to consider when planning support for journeys

1.1 Describe different aspects and factors to consider when planning a journey

Aspects and factors to consider when planning journeys include; anything that the individual may need i.e. finances, medication, ratio of staff and how the journey is going to develop, the outcome of the journey and any health and safety factors that may be relevant to the journey.

1.2 Describe different risks that may arise and ways to minimize these Risk assessments will be completed on initial planning to include accidents that may happen, people taking ill, people losing sense of direction in large crowds and reviewing care plans that
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I would support the individual to develop a plan that promotes active participation by getting the client to plan any journeys that they wish to make and also making clear to them any organizational policies etc. that they may have to adhere to and take into consideration as well as helping them impose on their journey any time restrictions that they may have to adhere to.

3 – Be able to support individuals when making journeys

3.2 Describe ways to deal with unforeseen problems that may occur during a journey There are many unforeseen problems that can occur during a journey such as;

 Vehicle breaking down (does the vehicle have breakdown cover)
 Bad weather (have alternative activities for different weather outcomes)
 Individuals taking ill or accidents (have emergency contact information and local pharmacy directions)
 Planned dwellings could be unsuitable (due to a mistake whilst booking)
 Planned activities could be unsuitable (could be unsuitable for the supported individual or staff can’t attend with them)
 Individual that’s being supported absconds (have emergency contact information and any policy paperwork that is relevant)

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