Dignity in care: social inclusion
What is the video about?
What does a discussion about football have to do with providing dignity in care? This film looks at people doing normal, everyday things like catching the bus or socialising with friends. The film shows a care worker discussing a recent football match with someone he cares for and supports. It shows other examples of supporting people to keep in contact with family and friends, and to participate in social activities; it’s an important part of providing dignity in care. Social inclusion, in practice, means doing things such as promoting and supporting access to social networks; or resolving transport issues so that they do not prevent people from participating in the wider community.
Messages for practice
- Many older and disabled people are at risk of becoming socially isolated
- People should be involved in all aspects of daily living so that they can live ordinary and fulfilling lives
- People should be supported to become active members of the community
- Care staff should support people to develop and maintain social networks.
Who will find this useful?
Anyone who has contact with people who need care and support. Caring staff and manager, commissioners of services, carers, volunteers, dementia friends and others in the wider community. The film is also useful for people who use care and support services