Learning Theme October – Wellbeing

Quote – What is Wellbeing?

The social care institute for excellence (Scie) defines wellbeing as

A broad concept. It is described as relating to the following areas in particular:

  • personal dignity (including treatment of the individual with respect)
  • physical and mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • protection from abuse and neglect
  • control by the individual over their day-to-day life (including over care and support provided and the way they are provided)
  • participation in work, education, training or recreation
  • social and economic wellbeing
  • domestic, family and personal domains
  • suitability of the individual’s living accommodation
  • the individual’s contribution to society.

There is no hierarchy in the areas of wellbeing listed above, all are equally important. There is also no single definition of wellbeing, as how this is interpreted will depend on the individual, their circumstances and their priorities.

Wellbeing is a broad concept applying to several areas of life, not only to one or two. Therefore, using a holistic approach to ensure a clear understanding of the individual’s views is vital to identifying and defining wellbeing in each case.

Learning to support Health and Social Care L2 & L3 Apprenticeship

Level 2

  • Explain how individual identity and self-esteem are linked to wellbeing
  • Describe attitudes and approaches that are likely to promote an individual’s wellbeing
  • Identify ways to contribute to an environment that promotes wellbeing

Level 3

  • Explain / analyse factors that contribute to the wellbeing of an individual

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