explain how risk assessment relates to rights and responsibilities
People who use services have said that risk-management is part of everyday life, [ and that they want “to be able to call upon the right support at the right time to help them deal with risks without losing their independence.”2 There have been changes in health and social care policy which have focused heavily on promoting disabled peoples’ independence, and a shift away from the medical model
to the social model of disability has meant that there is more emphasis on the discrimination that disabled people face as opposed to focusing on what they cannot do due to their impairment.
1.3 Putting People First3 aims that all people, irrespective of illness or disability are able to achieve the following outcomes, (amongst others):
Exercise maximum control of their lives
Participate as active and equal citizens, both economically and socially
Have the best quality of life, irrespective of illness or disability
Retain maximum dignity and respect. ]
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