Dignity factors - Personal hygiene

Enabling people to maintain their usual standards of personal hygiene.

Care is a very intimate thing. The closer the person that's helping you to someone that you like and respect, or have interests in common with, the better.

Personal hygiene in practice

What others are doing – Ideas you could use

These practice examples are self-reported and have not been evaluated.

Care Quality Commission - what the regulator says

The CQC is the independent regulator for health and social care services. They have set out Essential Standards of Quality and Safety (CQC, 2010) for all those registered to provide health and social care services. There are 28 outcomes relating to the different aspects of care provision.

Personal hygiene and dignity - key points from policy and research