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Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Explain why it is important that social care workers work in partnership with individuals using the service and their family?

It is very important that you work in partnership with your colleagues and all other people. This will include carers, families, advocates, doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, other health professionals, social workers, voluntary organisations and other people.
Others people may be able to provide useful information to support you in your work and you may be able to provide useful information to support them being part of the individual’s lives. This is so called good partnership working. If there are communication difficulties with service users. A carer or family member can share information with you about how you can better communicate with an individual and how you can improve. Service users dietery restrictions, preferences and dislikes can only be aware or known from their family members or friends. So it is essential to establish a communication and maintain good relationship with service users family and friends.

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