Is your practice getting institutionalised?
A short quiz designed to help us think about how institutionalised we might be without even thinking about it when supporting people with learning disabilities. Read more about this here
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Are there health and safety posters in the kitchen? *
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Do you have rigid rotas, meaning people can’t stay out late if they want to? *
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Do you have staff hand-overs that aren’t discreet, and aren’t at flexible times? *
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If the laundry doesn’t get done would your colleagues assume it was because you’d done something spontaneous and fun with one of the people you support? *
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Do staff know the names of people in family photos, and what relation they are? *
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Has the manager has chosen to put tasteful Ikea prints everywhere? *
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Do you you know the favourite songs or movies of the people you support? *
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Do you encourage people to try new things? *
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If you’re going out for a cuppa with someone is the aim to get to know people in their local area? *
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Do you use acronyms like LD and PMLD to describe the people you support? *
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When you support people to go to a club night do they all have to go as a group together and all leave at the same time, that you’ve decided on? *
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Do you have rolling menu plans where there’s no room for spontaneity? *
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Are staff often on their mobile when supporting someone? *
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Do staff wear company polo shirts or uniform? (name badges, lanyards etc) *
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Is the doorbell generally answered by staff? *
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Is it more important that things are done well than someone doing it themselves? *
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Are the people you support allowed to swear? *
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Do you support people to not just do meaningful things but also ‘meaningless’ things like a sofa day watching trashy TV? *
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Are there work folders on the dining table? *
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Are there set mealtimes? *
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Do you have a suggestion for other signs that your work place may be coming inflexible and institutionalised?
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