Our Core Principles
Caraston Hall puts the quality of its workforce at the center of the organisation. Skills for care, supported by the Department of Health, Public Health England and the Mental Health Foundation have produced 10 core principles to support good mental health and wellbeing for those who work in an adult social care setting.
Caraston Hall has adopted these principles and embedded them into our service delivery and quality systems. Therefore we expect our workforce to be able to:
- Know the key signs of mental illnesses and distress and be able to respond appropriately
- Understand the importance of good mental health and wellbeing and have good knowledge of how to promote these with people who need care and support.
- Promote dignity and by maintaining confidentiality and integrity and valuing the individual’s knowledge and experience.
- Ensure equality and legal rights are upheld under the law, especially in relation to the Equality Act 2010 and Mental Capacity Act 2005.
- Maintain safety and safeguarding responsibilities by appropriately assessing risks and supporting where necessary.
- Deliver flexible and personalised care that reflects the individual’s identity and preferences.
- Enable informed choice and control by appropriately supporting people who need care and support to make well-informed social care and lifestyle decisions building on their strengths and personal resources.
- Promote social inclusion by helping individuals who are being supported to maintain positive relationships and family contact, peer support, active community involvement, and by enabling carer1 involvement.
- Promote creative, cultural and recreational activities that are meaningful to the individual to enable the best possible quality of life and fulfillment.
- Enable capacity and confidence-building in people who need care and support to maintain their independence and control by supporting them to manage risk-taking activities, lifestyle decisions and setting goals.