The right to dignity involves recognising the intrinsic value of people as individuals and the specific nature of each person’s particular needs. We aim to maximise our service users’ in the following ways
- We arrange for service users who require assistance with bodily tasks such as dressing, bathing and toileting to be helped as far as possible by the care worker of their own choice and , if desired, of the sex of their choice.
- We ensure if asked that service users receive the necessary assistance with dressing and maintaining their clothes.
- We will try to provide help for service users with make-up, manicure, hairdressing and other elements of their appearance so that they can present themselves, as they would wish.
- We aim to minimise any feelings of inadequacy, inferiority and vulnerability which service users’ may have arising from disability.
- We treat service users with the sort of respect which reinforces personhood and individual characteristics, addressing them and introducing them to others in their preferred style, responding to specific cultural demands and requirements, and aiming to maintain relationships which are warm and trusting, but appropriate to the relationship of worker to service user.