Empowering a resident to make decisions about their life and helping to honour those decisions means that a resident’s can be independent. This can lead to a resident having increased access to the real community giving them effective and real practice and helping to form relationships. Allowing resident to make decisions about their life means that they will experience more consistency in the provision of care. Using person centre practice in line with the mental capacity act means that a care team need only look back to the resident for guidance on how to meet their needs. Residents are also less likely to be held back through over cautions risk assessments and healthy promotion.