Wellbeing policy – A guide for Care Homes

A wellbeing policy is a great way for a care provider to show that they take mental health seriously. It shows commitment to staff, their patients and all that visit. It also helps keep the focus on health when implementing other procedures.

Ideally the wellbeing policy should be central to the providers business plan and available to all from the start. If however you need to review existing practices, look no further.

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Handling Conflict Situations

Conflict typically occurs due to differences between at least two parties that disagree on ideas or find themselves in a difficult situation. The root cause of conflict in the workplace varies but left unchecked it can become a destructive force. Handling conflict and the ability to remain calm in such a situation is a requirement of any supervisory role.

This article looks at various aspects of conflict and offers Dos and Dont’s in any heated situation.

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Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults

In the UK people have the right to live an abuse free life, regardless of race, gender, age, or mental capacity. A healthy adult will demand and fight for this right. However, with vulnerable adults, due to their advanced age or intellectual impairments, they are unable to make such demands and therefore are at risk of being abused. This article looks at seven types of abuse associated with the safeguarding of vulnerable adults.

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Data protection – what does a data protection course involve?

Data protection is the protection and the legal control over access to and the use of all data stored physically and electronically. It is defined by the Data protection Act (DPA) of 1998 and was updated by the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) in 2018.

Confidentiality of information is a key part of maintaining dignity for those using health and social care services. The DPA requires public bodies and their data controllers to comply with a range of predefined principles.

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Phobia – What are Phobias?

Phobias can be very common in society, from the ever-present fear of the dark to more obscure fears like being afraid of long words. But what exactly constitutes a phobia, and what distinguishes genuine phobias from uncomfortableness?

This article discusses what defines a phobia, and explains how phobias develop.

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