Safeguarding Adults and Promoting Independence
Principles and Values: Which was originally known as the care value base these are a basic set of standards expected for those who receive health and social care the principles are:
– To foster equality and diversity of people
– To foster people’s rights and responsibilities
– To maintain confidentiality of information
Care workers must meet the minimum of these standards such as:
Build Effective Relationships: To ensure that all professional relationships that are effective and maintained the service user must be kept in the centre of the day-to-day planning. The adults communication needs should be accommodated for as some adults may not be able to
– Under speech it may be difficult to understand
– They might struggle to say words or sentences
– They may not be able to understand words that are being used or the instructions they hear
– They may have difficulties knowing how to talk and listen to others conversations
So practitioners must cater to meet all their needs, learning new words encourages socializing and making friends. The adult’s cultural, religion and beliefs must be taken account there are many religions such as Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Hinduism etc… Service users may want to go to their place of worship or practice their religion or in the setting. So practitioners would have to provide rooms in which they can do this such as prayer rooms or chapels also ammodating for their dietary needs such as no pork or fish without scales.
Keith exemplifies the passion that is needed for an outstanding car home manager he inspires commitment and person centred care reflected by the positive experience of residents and their families
Effective Working Practices: Service providers need to assess the needs of adults this can be done by using the care planning cycle which is assessment analysis and judgment, plan, implement and evaluate is an ongoing plan assessing an individual’s needs effective communication between adults and practitioners to practitioner and practitioner to external professional should be paramount. An anti discriminatory practice must be practiced and maintained by the service providers personal opinions and or dislikes should be brought into the working environment service users should stay professional.
The service provider should aim to provide a safe secure and encouraging environment for adults they have a duty of care. The practitioners should provide advocates for adults who cannot communicate because maybe their language, disability or may not be able to read and write this would help encourage and promote effective communication within the setting. Amanda Pettitt and Team Active Assistance Amanda team work with client group with very complex needs they have embedded an approach to dignity that touches the whole organization from leadership to training and practice.
Support Practice: Promoting independence in vulnerable adults is a paramount win in planning and supporting service user. Service providers should use their knowledge, experience and skills to empower, encourage and promote the rights of individuals adults should be given choices and options about how they are or would like to be cared for this would promote their independence. The ancillary worker award Elzbieta Stach Barchester: A Breath of fresh air committed to ensuring residents in a home from home environment that allows them choice and freedom a truly worthy winner.