The policy of the home is “Self
Advocacy”. Clients are encouraged to make their
own decisions on their normal day to day planning of their home
life. Members of staff, friends and relatives will talk with
clients about their needs, expectations and requirements in
and outside the home environment.
It is very important for the client’s general well
being, self respect and dignity and most importantly that
they feel that they are living in a “Home from Home”
that decisions are not made for them if they are capable of
making decisions for themselves.
If a client is medically incapable of appointing an advocate
then where possible an “Advocate
Agent” will be appointed on behalf of the client.
The main concern of our home is the resident’s quality
of life. The philosophy of our home is to look after the residents
in a caring and sympathetic way, so that their privacy and
dignity are respected, and encourage active independence where
possible in some cases by the provision of aids and adaptations
which allow them to move freely.
Residents Rights relating to independence:
||To personal independence; to come and go
as they wish to the extent that they are able, for example
to go shopping, to visit or stay with friends and relatives.
||To care for themselves as far as they are able and willing.
||To personal choice where appropriate; when to get up,
whether to shower daily, choice of menu, whether to eat
in their room or the dining room, whether to pursue a
hobby, join in activities, etc.
||Resident’s bedrooms are considered their own private
space and staff respect their privacy by knocking on doors
||To be consulted about daily living arrangements.
||To privacy, for themselves, their belongings and their
||To have their cultural, religious, sexual, emotional
and other needs accepted and respected.
||To mix with other people in the community where appropriate,
whether by going out or by inviting visitors for light
refreshments etc, if they wish.
||Residents must accept that some risk is an aspect of
daily life in the home, as it is in any person's normal