Monday, 7 July 2014

Person Centred Practice

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Program emphasises our Person Centred Practice:

Person Centred Practice refers to a variety of approaches to organising and guiding community change in alliance with people, their families, and friends.

In our Mental Health and Wellbeing program, we have moved away from practicing a ‘provider centric’ model of support.

Have a look at the image below for an example of 'What is person centred practice' which was extracted from a page in our training manual that was provided to all staff members:


 Image: Ref:Person Centred Planning, JewishCare ©Carrie Hayter Consulting May 2014

Person Centred Approach includes:
  • Focusing on the individuals unique interests and preferences. It is important to emphasise dreams, ambitions and goals of each individual client.
  • Builds on strengths through a Strengths Base Approach. Empower the client to notice that they should enjoy the 'good' in their life.
  • Rather than focusing on early intervention, this approach offers long term strategies that cater for the future of the client. The service is modelled to fit the both the long term and short term goals of the client.
  • This approach main focus is on the individual and thinking 'outside the box' at unconventional option treatment strategies as opposed to increase reliance on the health care system - which is not individually catered.
  • Allows the individual to take personal control and power over their choices, wants and needs.
  • This approach focuses on what the roles of the individual include and how, as health professionals we can assist them in completing their daily occupations to achieve their role in life, and maintain their optimum performance in every area of their life.
All the other services within Jewish Care are adopting this new and exciting approach! 
For more information, visit our Jewish Care Website

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