As an Adult social care work provider our work is governed by Part 1 of the Care Act 2014. Every Local Authority has a function to promote an individual’s wellbeing. Your local authority is responsible for managing social care services in your area. Councils may provide some services themselves, or they may buy services from care providers to meet the needs of their community. In some cases you have to pay for all of your social care needs.

Part 1 of the Care Act 2014 states as follows

Promoting individual well-being is a fundamental duty of local authorities when exercising their functions concerning an individual. This duty encompasses a broad and comprehensive approach to well-being, ensuring that various aspects of a person’s life are considered and supported. Here are the key components of well-being as defined in this context:

  1. Personal Dignity:

    • Ensuring that the individual is treated with respect and dignity at all times.
    • Valuing the individual’s self-worth and preserving their sense of pride and honor.
  2. Physical and Mental Health and Emotional Well-being:

    • Supporting the individual’s overall health, including physical fitness, mental stability, and emotional resilience.
    • Providing access to healthcare services, mental health support, and emotional care.
  3. Protection from Abuse and Neglect:

    • Safeguarding the individual from any form of abuse, exploitation, or neglect.
    • Implementing measures to prevent harm and ensure safety.
  4. Control Over Day-to-Day Life:

    • Empowering the individual to make decisions about their daily activities and routines.
    • Allowing the individual to have a say in the care and support they receive and how it is delivered.
  5. Participation in Work, Education, Training, or Recreation:

    • Facilitating opportunities for the individual to engage in meaningful work, pursue educational goals, receive training, or participate in recreational activities.
    • Encouraging lifelong learning and active engagement in hobbies and interests.
  6. Social and Economic Well-being:

    • Supporting the individual’s financial stability and economic independence.
    • Promoting social inclusion and opportunities for social interaction.
  7. Domestic, Family, and Personal Relationships:

    • Fostering healthy and supportive relationships within the individual’s family and social circles.
    • Encouraging the maintenance and development of personal connections.
  8. Suitability of Living Accommodation:

    • Ensuring that the individual’s living environment is safe, comfortable, and appropriate to their needs.
    • Providing support for housing that meets the individual’s physical, emotional, and social requirements.
  9. Contribution to Society:

    • Encouraging and enabling the individual to contribute to their community and society at large.
    • Recognizing and valuing the individual’s role and impact within their community.

By focusing on these components, local authorities aim to promote a holistic sense of well-being for individuals, ensuring they live fulfilling, safe, and independent lives with the support they need.

B Khatoon .

Very caring and reliable and good support staff behind the scenes. We have a separate team that handle my personal care, but all the other stuff is handled by WeAssist and really helps to promote my wellbeing.

M.A .

Very good service with the most friendly and caring staff. They serve my food, prompt me to take my medicine, do my shopping and give me great companionship. I look forward to their daily visit.

Barbara .

This agency is absolutely fantastic and I would not hesitate for one second in recommending the carers or the management on how they care for clients.

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