Health and Social Care

Understand principles and values which underpin the support given to individuals

My name is Dawn Worswick I work at Rose Parks’s residential home which caters for 65 older frail adults with Dementia and other complex needs such as hearing and visual impairments and other mental health issues. They come from a wide range of countries and also have different faiths. I have been asked to discuss the values and principles at Rose Parks Residential Home.

At Rose Parks we aim to follow the Care Value Base which is a name given to a framework which encourages and promotes good working practices in a health and social care setting. They aim to help both service users and providers of health and social care clear guidelines of acceptable and unacceptable practices and behaviours. The Care Value Base is divided into three main areas, they are:

1 Be aware of and acknowledge people’s rights and responsibilities.
2 To promote equality and diversity individuals.
3 To maintain confidentiality.

Rights are things that everyone is entitled to receive without question. The individual rights of service users at Rose Parks are -:

To be safeguarded from harm and danger. Safeguarding means protecting people’s health, wellbeing and human rights and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. It is essential to creating high quality health and social care. Safeguarding should make sure that people get the support they need to make the most of their lives and get their full equal rights. It means making sure that service users are supported so they have good access to health care and stay well. The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act was passed in 2006 to protect those vulnerable to abuse and neglect. At Rose Parks we try our best to protect our service users from neglect and abuse whether it is physical, emotional, mental, sexual or financial abuse. We spend time with each of our service users getting to know them as individuals so that we can recognise any...