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Unit 261

1.1 -Identify possible multiple conditions and/or disabilities individuals may have.
Patience with multiple conditions and/or disabilities have to or more disabling conditions that affect
learning per other important life functions. These can include:
1. Mental retardation, dementia

2. Bad eyesight, blindness

3. Hard of hearing, deafness

4. Arthritis, paralyzed body/parts

1.2. Multiple conditions usually have additional impacts on individuals well-being and quality of life.
A person with arthritis only can live at home with minimum help of a career but elderly people who
have arthritis and dementia in addition, for them it is safer to live in care home. Multiple conditions
also require different kinds of medication which are not without side effects. This is also and
additional impact on well-being that patients have to live with. An individual with multiple
conditions and/or disabilities may suffer a reduced quality of life due to the physical limitations of
the condition, there may face difficulties with a personal hygiene, cooking, cleaning and general daily
leaving, becoming reliant on support workers or careers for the everyday tasks most of us on
support workers to take them out, restricting their freedom of choice, as they may only be able to
understand certain activities at a certain time. The physical difficulties face by an individual with a
condition/disability will impact on their self-confidence, self-esteem and sense of personal identity,
which will then affect their mood and feelings of self-worth.

3.1. I would encourage and assist the individual with personal care, cooking, shopping, administering
medication, stoma care, cleaning and laundry. I also carry out home visits for care plan and risk
assessments. My duties are varied and I am required to assess, adapt and provide support with
various situations that may arise, ensuring all emotional and physical need of the service user and
met.

2.2. There is an extensive range of equipment that is available to support individuals with multiple
conditions and/or disabilities to support their additional needs. These may include: wheelchairs and
other mobility aids like hearing aids, balls with bells inside (for the blind), playing cards in braille (for
the blind), audio books, books printed in large print for partially sighted people.

2.3. -Identify the resources that may be required to support the additional needs of individuals with
multiple conditions and/or disabilities. There are various resources available to assist and support
individuals with multiple conditions and, or may include: respite, day care centers that specialize in
activities for people with learning difficulties or physical disabilities. Funding Charities drop in
centers, internet forums, therapies such as massage or aromatherapy.

2.4. -Describe how informal networks can provide support to individuals with multiple conditions
and/or disabilities. Informal networks can provide a very wide range of ideas, knowledge and
expertise to an individual. These could be especially beneficial to those who may be housebound.
These may include internet, magazine articles, books, reports.
4.2 -Explain where additional advice guidance or support can be accessed to improve own practice
Additional advice, guidance and support can be obtained from your Line Manager, other colleagues,
internet or network, libraries, magazine or articles.

2.1. Professionals who provide support: doctor, nurse, physiotherapist, social worker, support
worker, coordinators, psychiatrist, optician. Them role is to provide and support all this people they
need help and care, together all this professional their need to have very good connections in this
way their will guide all the people with different and complex disabilities in the manner is respected
them mental capacity and dignity.