How successful are care homes in the UK and what are their aims?

  • To encourage and promote independence, maintain dignity, privacy and self esteem.
  • To provide personal care within a structured environment where individual rights and liberties are safeguarded.
  • Provide opportunities for service users/ representatives to influence the service quality standards, plans and priorities.
  • Safeguarding individual right and liberties.
  • Work in partnership with other professional services/ agencies to provide access to specialist services.
  • To provide individual person centred care programmes based on identified health care needs within a safe environment promoting equality and diversity principles with due consideration around gender, race, ethnicity, disability, religion, sexuality, class and age.
  • To maintain high standards of care and practice using a holistic approach.
  • To involve residents and carers/ relatives/ Advocate in the care programme.