For relationships to flourish in our communities; residents, clients, families, employees and volunteers need to feel supported to pursue personally meaningful goals and life experiences.
To ensure that each community member is presented with such opportunities it is vital that they experience a sense of security, continuity, belonging, purpose, fulfilment and significance (the Senses-framework, adapted from Nolan et al., 2006). View a full version of the six senses here
The six senses
To feel safe and receive or deliver competent and intuitive care.
Recognition of one’s life story, using the past to make sense of the present, and to help plan the future; working within a consistent team using an agreed philosophy of care.
Having opportunities to form meaningful relationships and to feel part of the community, whether as a resident, client, family member, volunteer or employee.
To have opportunities to engage in purposeful activity and to have personal goals to aim for.
To achieve meaningful goals and to feel satisfied with one’s efforts.
To feel that you and what you do matters, and that you are valued as a person of worth.