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Any skills based element within the unit must be assessed in the workplace or using workplace based evidence.
Support individuals to identify the services and facilities they need
Support individuals and key people (e.g. family, carers, friends) to identify and communicate their needs
Support individuals to identify their own strengths, those of their networks and any gaps that may need to be addressed
Describe the range of services relevant to substance misuse available locally and nationally
Identify any risks that have to be managed in accessing services and facilities
Explain the rationale for support provided in relation to the health, well-being, abilities and development of individuals
Explain factors relevant to the behaviour of individuals
Describe any codes of practice, standards, legislation and guidance relevant to enabling individuals to safely access, use and evaluate services and facilities
Enable individuals to access and use services and facilities
Work with individuals and key people to agree preferred options and select the services and facilities that will meet the individual’s needs
Provide active support for individuals to enable them to access and use selected services and facilities taking into account any special requirements
Agree and arrange any assistance individuals require to access and use the selected facilities and services
Enable individuals to evaluate services and facilities used
Identify the methods and timescales for evaluating services and facilities
Encourage individuals and key people to give feedback on the services and facilities they have identified and used
Support individuals to identify any changes necessary to improve the outcomes from the use of the services and facilities
Record and report on the outcomes of evaluation according to legal and organisational requirements.