Promote person-centred values - The Care Certificate

Demonstrate that their actions promote person centred values including: individuality, independence, privacy, partnership, choice, dignity, respect, rights

This page is designed to answer the following questions:

In your day-to-day work, you should be able to demonstrate that use person-centred approaches and promote person-centred values.

Here is a list of some person-centred values along with examples of how you may promote them:

Person-centred valueAction that demonstrates this
IndividualityBeing non-judgmental

Encouraging individuals to choose their own clothes
IndependenceEncouraging individuals to do things for themselves rather than doing things for them
PrivacyKnocking and requesting access before entering an individual's room or home

Respecting an individual's wishes to have time alone
PartnershipCollaborating with an individual on their care plan

Helping an individual stick to a diet devised by their dietitian
ChoiceAsking an individual what they want to have for dinner

Respecting and supporting an individuals decision even if you do not personally agree with it
DignityExplaining what you are going to do before commencing personal care

Always asking for consent
RespectAddressing an individual by their preferred name
RightsExplaining to an individual their right to complain if they are not happy with the service provided