- To provide a high standard of care in accordance with evidence based best practice.
- To provide a living environment that as far as possible replicates residents’ previous life-style.
- To ensure that residents live in a comfortable, clean and safe environment.
- To ensure our residents will be treated with respect and staff will be sensitive to individual needs and abilities.
- Resident’s opinions and preferences will be taken into consideration and will be treated with respect.
- To encourage residents to exercise choice within the risk assessment framework.
- To provide an environment that encourages individuality and self-awareness.
- The staff will seek to develop, maintain and maximise the full potential of each resident.
- To promote the greatest possible independence of every resident within their level of dependency.
- Residents will be encouraged to retain links with family and friends outside of the Home. They will also be encouraged to use these links as a form of alternative support and source of advice.
- The quality of life in the Home will be enhanced by a wide range of activities and a full-time staff will be employed to ensure this.
Responsible risk taking will be regarded as normal and residents will be encouraged to undertake certain activities despite an element of risk. There will be an avoidance of excessive paternalism to ensure minimum infringements of personal rights. Residents who are competent to judge the risk to themselves will be free to make their own decisions as long as they do not threaten the safety of others.