Presentation on theme: "We help to improve social care standards 25 th November 08 The Core Principles to Support Self Care How will they help you?"— Presentation transcript:
we help to improve social care standards 25 th November 08 The Core Principles to Support Self Care How will they help you?
Skills for Care Jan Burns: Regional Development Manager WM Grace Wood: Regional Development Manager EM Skills for Health Andrew Rundle: Health Policy Team Skills for Care Skills for Health
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Aim The aim of the session is to Introduce the 7 Common Core Principles to Support Self Care and through their implementation help people have control over and responsibility for their own health and well being
Objectives By the end of the session you will Have a greater understanding of the Dignity campaign Have greater awareness of the 7 Core principles to support self care Have explored the implications for practice Recognise how the principles support the Dignity Campaign
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The objectives of the Dignity Challenge are to : Raise awareness of dignity in care and inspire local people to take action Spread best practice and support people and organisations to drive up standards Reward and recognise those who make a difference and go that extra mile Stimulate a country-wide debate about the importance of care services respecting the dignity of those who use them. Encourage people to stand up and tackle services that dont respect dignity, rather than just tolerating them. That greater emphasis is placed on living with dignity in old age rather than just dying with it. Dignity is an important feature of improving the quality of peoples lives.
The Dignity Challenge Have a zero tolerance of all forms of abuse Support people with the same respect you would want for yourself or a member of your family Treat each person as an individual by offering a personalised services. Enable people to maintain the maximum possible level of independence, choice and control Listen and support people to express their needs and wants
The Challenge cont………… Respect peoples right to privacy Ensure people feel able to complain without fear of retribution Engage with family members and carers as care partners Assist people to maintain confidence and a positive self esteem Act to alleviate peoples loneliness and isolation
So what is a Dignity Champion? Someone who is willing to: Stand up and challenge disrespectful behaviour rather than just tolerate it. Act as a good role model by treating other people with respect particularly those who are less able to stand up for themselves Speak up about Dignity to improve the way that services are organised and delivered Influence and inform colleagues Listen to and understand the views and experiences of citizens
Workshop questions What do the principles mean for me/my organisation? What can I do to pass on the messages?