Unit Ld 206 - Principles of Supporting an Individual.

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Unit LD 206 Principles of supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene

Assessment Criteria

Outcome 1 Understand the importance of good personal hygiene
The learner can:

explain why personal hygiene is important Personal hygiene is essential for good health and well being, having a clean and respectable appearance and pleasant environment is key to maintaining the self-esteem of the people you care for. The better they feel, the more they can enjoy life, making life more pleasurable for both them and for the staff. For most adults, hygiene is a personal and private concern. When you are helping someone with personal hygiene it's important to be sensitive and tactful, and to respect their dignity. describe the effects of
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Keeping a good standard of hygiene helps to prevent the development and spread of infections, illnesses and bad odours. There are many contributory factors that make up personal hygiene with the main ones being washing, oral care, hair care, nail care, wound care, cleansing of personal utensils. Personal hygiene is essentially the promotion and continuance of good health. Probably the most important aspect of all, food hygiene is very closely associated with personal hygiene. Poor personal cleansing can have a very significant effect on the start and spread of many illnesses through contact with foods, some that could be potentially life-threatening.
2. explain how to support the preferences and needs of the individual while maintaining their independence

You may work with different individuals each with their own preferences, wishes and needs. You will find out about these by reading individuals care and support plans as well as communicating with them when you are together. [ It is important that you follow care and support plans and understand and respect what the individuals you work with say they need. The General Social Care Council wrote a Code of Conduct setting out your responsibilities. These are some of the responsibilities you will have to individuals you support: Protect their rights and promote their interests Establish and maintain their trust and confidence Promote their independence and