Good communication can help people to maintain their dignity. Communication in practice can mean asking people how they prefer to be addressed and to respect their wishes; or giving people information about their care and support in advance.
Older people resources and services
This film looks at people doing normal, everyday things like catching the bus or socialising with friends.Social inclusion, in practice, means doing things such as promoting and supporting access to social networks.
This film shows practical examples, of how people with care and support needs can be supported to have choice and control; and with that, dignity in care.
A film that shows older people with high support needs who live in a care home. They talk about what is important in their lives and how they like to be treated.
A film that shows older people with high support needs who live in the community. They talk about what is important in their lives and how they like to be treated.
This film highlights the importance of commissioning good quality person-centred home care for older people with complex needs.
This briefing summarises the seven challenges set out by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s (JRF) A Better Life programme which will help older people with high support needs achieve a better quality of life. It identifies key SCIE resources that will support people working in social care address each of the challenges in their practice and relationships with older people with high support needs and achieve the overall aim of supporting choice, control and quality in their lives. The challenges cover: encouraging positive images of ageing; taking a person centred approach to care; encouraging importance of meaningful relationships; treating older people as equal stakeholders in their care and support services; allowing older people with high support needs to make decisions; and being open to innovative and new approaches of providing care and support.
Fair Access to Care Services: a guide about prioritising eligibility for care and support
GP services for older people: a guide for care home managers. This guide supports partnership working between care home staff and GPs to improve access for residents to good medical services.
Part of Reablement
A practice guide to support the commissioning and delivery of high-quality, cost-effective reablement services.