Action Plan

Care UKs aim is to help older people to live happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives We have been providing high quality care for older people for 30 years. Today our 100-plus residential care homes enable more than 7,000 people to continue living active and independent lives in warm, safe and comfortable surroundings.

Commitment 1 - Relating to:

Care UK recognises that it is important to maximise the involvement of residents, relatives and representative organisations in all aspects of their life in the Home and therefore is implementing policies and practice guides to promote meaningful inclusion and engagement for people living with dementia.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 1?

 

People living in and using our homes are encouraged to take part not only in care planning but also service delivery through both formal and informal processes. Care UK already has a process to collect, interpret and disseminate feedback information at an organisational level and is working to ensure that this process is also effective at a local level.

  • We have the right to be respected, and recognised as partners in care, provided with education, support, services, and training which enables us to plan and make decisions about the future.

Commitment 2 - Relating to:

Care UK supports care research projects and new initiatives. Where people living a dementia wish to take part in research, every effort is made to ensure they are supported to do so in an informed way.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 2?

 

Care UK has and will continue to work with accredited care research projects which may benefit not only our resident group but everyone who lives with dementia.

  • We have the right to know about and decide if we want to be involved in research that looks at cause, cure and care for dementia and be supported to take part.

Commitment 3 - Relating to:

Implement our Creative Approaches to Care initiative: providing innovative and responsive individualised care and support approaches: recognising the skills, knowledge and value our residents can offer to the local community; working in positive partnerships with residents, family & friends; professional & community colleagues; getting involved with developing new technologies (low & high tech) to support better outcomes for people living in our homes.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 3?

 

By encouraging family and friends and colleagues to be active partners in care. Providing high quality, practice based education and training, including the shared experiences of people an families living with dementia, with our partners the Association for Dementia Studies. Investing in our Lifestyle Teams, promoting lifestyle support through activity provision.

  • We have the right to continue with day to day and family life, without discrimination or unfair cost, to be accepted and included in our communities and not live in isolation or loneliness.