Policy Compassionate Care Team Ltd believes that activities are part of normal life and Service Users should be supported to continue with chosen activities as far as possible should they wish to do so and this should be agreed as part of the Care Plan. Service Users will be supported to participate in meaningful activity that promotes their health and well-being as well as feeling enabled to maintain and develop their personal identity.
Compassionate Care Team Ltd will support opportunities for Service Users to take part in activities as part of an agreed Care Plan in line with best practice and the Equality Act but also in recognition of the fact that meaningful activity is an essential need for all and the effects of not providing meaningful activity are detrimental to well-being.
Compassionate Care Team Ltd will nurture a positive culture in promoting activity. All staff will interact verbally/non-verbally with Service Users during their visits and this interaction will be seen as meaningful.
Compassionate Care Team Ltd will access resources, training and education material in order to enhance activity provision and ensure that current best practice is implemented.
Procedure Miss Naomi Bennett will ensure that there are records of Service Users' interests in their Care Plans. Where it has been agreed as part of the Care Plan, Service Users will be involved in choosing activities and feedback will be sourced at every opportunity.
Individually Tailored Activities Staff will need to gain knowledge about Service Users' individual life stories, experiences, and interests. This will include an assessment of their current level of physical, cognitive and psychological ability. Gathering this information will start at the beginning of the service and be an ongoing process.
Risk Assessments Compassionate Care Team Ltd will ensure that risk assessments are carried out before any activity is undertaken. Where activities involve a Care Worker escorting a Service User to the activity or participating, agreements should be made in advance about the provision for any financial costs, meals etc. Risk assessments should take a human rights based approach and where Service Users have capacity they should be supported in their chosen activity even if this involves a risk. Compassionate Care Team Ltd should consider the safety and well-being of staff and work within the Health and Safety at Work Act. Compassionate Care Team Ltd should ensure that any medication or special equipment requirements are considered prior to the activity.