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CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion

Answer all questions

1. In your own words explain how ‘strengths-based practice’ and ‘person -centred care’ practice relates to community and social inclusion for a person with a disability.

2. Why is ‘networking’ important for social and community participation and social inclusion? Explain the advantages and provides examples of the benefits of networking.

3. What are some of the different sources of information you can draw upon to learn more about your client? (List 4 different sources)

4. Provide three (3) examples of information you might provide to a person with a disability about community activity.

5. What do you understand by the term ‘Network mapping’ in relation to community resources?

6. Discuss in detail how you can assist the person you are supporting to take greater control and make their own choices.

7. You have a person that you are supporting who is interested in playing basketball and chess. How can you find about local groups that he can regularly attend?

8. Describe in detail what you would do if your organisation had limited resources for the person you are supporting to access community activities. Provide examples and difficulties that you may encounter.

9. Why is it important to consider the cultural and religious needs of people who are participating in activities or seeking support

10. Why is it important to assist the person to identify their preferred community option that also meets their needs as identified in the individualised plan.

11. List 12 interests that a person with a disability might have.

12. As a support worker why is it important to seek feedback from a person with a disability.

13. A person for whom you are providing support tells you that they have recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. How can you advise this person and their family about suitable activities that are more likely to lead to positive experiences?

14. What do you understand by the term of ‘Reasonable Adjustment’?

15. The person you are supporting asks you to help them take their medication and this is outside your job role? You have told your supervisor that performing this task is outside your limitations but the supervisor tells you that you can help the client with their medication on this occasion because there is no one else available. Explain what you would do.

16. Identify the barriers to community participation and social inclusion that might be faced by a person with Multiple Sclerosis.

17. Case Study 1

Read the following case study and answer the questions.

Amanda lives in a community house with two other young adults. Amanda and her housemates are supported by a local accommodation support service. She recently completed her schooling at a local special school and is currently attending a day activity program for people with an intellectual disability. Amanda and her family are not satisfied with this arrangement. They have discussed options with Amanda’s key worker and other house staff about her next steps and the direction that her life might take.

  • Amanda would like to be an actress on stage
  • Amanda would like to have a career in hospitality
  • Amanda needs to increase her literacy and numeracy skills
  • Amanda and her family believe she would benefit from increasing her fitness level

Amanda would like to meet more people her own age and maintain contact with her school friends.

  1. What are Amanda’s goals?
  2. Choose one goal and list at least 5 steps in helping Amanda achieve that one goal.
  3. Identify some of the resources that you will need to access in order to help Amanda achieve her goals?
  4. Research the community options that would be relevant to Amanda’s goals. Complete the table.

What Amanda would like to achieve

Contact details of local organisations

An actress on stage

A career in hospitality

Increase her literacy and numeracy skills

Increasing her fitness level

Meet more people her own age and maintain contact with her school friends.

18. Case Study2

Read the following case study and answer the questions.

Jake, a 40 year old man is a paraplegic following a car accident, has recently moved into a group home because his care needs have increased to a point where Jake was feeling too much of a burden for his ageing parents. He is quite close with his parents. Jake was a builder before the accident, and he was a keen fisherman on weekends, and he has a strong interest in ‘Aussie Rules’.

Jake is an independent, capable person with a positive attitude to life. He is now confined to a wheelchair during the day and he needs some assistance with personal care and cooking, but he can still dress himself and feed himself.

You have been assigned as his support worker and your role is to assist Jake engage more in his local community and participate in some of the things he used to enjoy.

  1. Provide five (5) examples of how you can support Jake to engage in local community based activities and become a more active participant of his local neighbourhood.
  2. What are some important things that you have to consider when selecting activities for Jake? (Name 4 considerations)
  3. How can you be a positive role-model for Jake? (List 3 answers)
  4. One day Jake approaches you with a new goal which is to play “Aussie Rules’. How would you respond?

19. Case Study 3

Read the following case study and answer the questions.

You have now been assisting and supporting Jake and his parents for 6 months. A holiday opportunity has arisen for Jake to go on a fishing camp for 4 days with 3 other clients at the accommodation at a beachside setting.

You have been assigned as a support worker for this trip along with 2 other workers.

  1. What do you think are some physical barriers that might affect Jake in participating in fishing at the beach/jetty? What are some of your solutions, please explain.
  2. Before travelling for this trip what are some transport recommendations you will need to consider for this group of clients, support workers and Jake?
  3. When planning this trip what are some possible strategies that may require a review and report to the supervisor? (List 4 answers)

20. Case Study 4

Read the following case study and answer the questions.

Tom is a 38 year old man with black hair and blue eyes. He comes from a large family with 4 brothers and 3 sisters. He enjoys being around animals and has had several pets growing up. Tom’s IQ is over 70. Tom has a diagnosis of Epilepsy and has seizures twice a day. When he has seizures, he blacks out for about 5-10 minutes and doesn’t remember anything that happened and is forgetful for a while. Tom dreams of living in an apartment and working at a job where he can be with animals.

Sarah works at a developmental training program. She enjoys working there, and the staff all appreciate her sense of humour and that she lights up the building when she arrives in the morning. Sarah has a visual impairment and uses a wheelchair. She has worked on a variety of contracts but her dream is to work out in the community with a small group that goes out daily to clean offices.

Rich is a lively 8 year old with freckles and short blond hair. Rich has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Rich’s likes include water, swimming, play-doh, Legos, and art; he does not like sudden changes in his schedule, loud noises, trucks, or touching coins. Rich prefers to wear shorts with elastic at the waist and short sleeve shirts without collars or buttons. Rich lives in an area that receives a lot of snow during the winter, yet he does not want to miss any school due to the weather.

Angela is a shy woman who enjoys watching television, listening to her CD’s, and bowling. She dreams of having a boyfriend and going horseback riding. Angela recently moved into a group home after living with her family. Her family is very supportive and enjoys having contact with her. English is Angela’s second language; her family speaks Spanish. None of the other people living in the group home speak Spanish and only two staff speak Spanish.

  1. What did you notice about the descriptions of the four people?
  2. Describe the roadblocks/barriers to inclusion.
  3. What supports do you recommend for Tom, Sarah, Rich, and Angela that could help them achieve their goals?

21. Case Study 4

Read the following case study and answer the questions.

Jim is a 22 year old man who recently suffered a spinal cord injury (SCI) while playing rugby for his local club. Jim is unable to walk and uses a wheelchair for mobility. He still has full use of his hands and arms.

At the time of his accident, Jim was studying Computer Engineering with one year of his degree to go. He had to withdraw from his course at the time but would like to return to university to complete his course when the new academic year commences.

To save money Jim was living with his parents while he was studying and has continued to live with them. They have had to make minor adjustments to the house to enable Jim to move about independently. Jim would like to continue living with his parents until he becomes more financially independent once he starts working after completing his degree.

Since his accident Jim has had little to do with the local rugby club. In the early stages some of his team mates would visit him and ask him to join them at the club but Jim found this too difficult as he would be envious of his able-bodies friends.

However, he has begun to feel more confident and accepting with his situation and has been thinking that he would like to become involved in a sporting setting again. Prior to his accident Jim was very active and also enjoyed running, golf and tennis. Since the accident and up until this point Jim has embraced the physical challenge of rehabilitation and has thought that maybe he could still take part in sporting activities but is unsure of what he can do and what organisations he could join.

Up until now Jim has always been transported either by a specifically designed taxi, the rehab centre’s van or his parents. He has not tried to take public transport even though he lives on a main bus route. However he does wheel himself down to the corner shop when necessary and thinks that he could be ready to try to take a bus as he will have to do this when he returns to university.

  1. Based on the information given in the scenario above, complete a needs assessment for Jim.
  2. For Jim to participate in the groups of his choice; which of the areas identified in his ‘needs assessment’ would be of benefit to him?
  3. Outline relevant options, networks and services to match Jim’s needs that are available in your area.
  4. For the options you choose, explain the methods you would use to contact them, source information and determine their appropriateness for Jim.

22. Project 1

Watch the following youtube video on Active citizenship and write an account on the value of Active citizenship The link is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBoo5_os6yU

23. Project 2

Read the following case study and answer the questions.

Watch the following youtube video on ‘Inclusion Melbourne’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZijIPtnPDSM

Write a brief description on any 3 case studies showed in this video on community inclusion and participation.

  1. Case Study 1
  2. Case Study 2
  3. Case Study 3
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