Assessment Criteria AC 3.2
Discuss the potential impact of emerging developments on support for individuals with specific needs
Below are questions pertaining to lesson 8. Please ensure to answer each question correctly.
Alice Young is 88 years. A former Librarian, she lives on her own in a middle class community in a detached house. She is physically frail and has on recent occasions fallen and had been unable to get up. On one occasion she fell in the garden, on the second occasion she fell in the hallway and was able to attract the attention of a passer-by, by shouting, on a third occasion it was in the back of the house and it was sheer luck that her nephew David happened to be visiting the same day and found her lying helpless; David visits weekly. Alice has no other relatives in the area and she avoids contact with neighbours. She can be quite aggressive if neighbours approach her. The house is dirty and is in a state of very poor repair. David has tried on several occasions to persuade her to allow help in the home but she has adamantly refused.
Adapted from Beckett, 2006
1. Select one emerging development and state how it may impact Alice Young’s situation.