There are four key principles of person-centred care:
1. Person-centred care respects understands and values individuals and their preferences.
It involves providing care and support that is tailored to the individual’s specific needs and wishes. This means listening to and working with the individual to figure out what they want and need from their care and support.
2. Person-centred care promotes choice and control.
It gives individuals as much control over their care and support as possible. This includes choices about how, when and where they receive care and support.
3. Person-centred care is inclusive.
It recognises that everyone is different and that everyone has different needs. This means that person-centred care should be available to everyone, regardless of their age, gender, race, religion or any other factor.
4. Person-centred care supports people to be independent.
It helps people to do as much for themselves as possible and to maintain their independence. This includes things like helping people to live at home for as long as possible, or assisting them to find work or training opportunities.