Sensitive Contractors

This guide, developed with the kind support of Ian Williams Ltd, prepares contractors for working sensitively in older people’s homes in any setting. In addition to general guiding principles when working in anyone’s home, this guide covers a range of particularly age related issues you may encounter and offers best practice guidance to help you respond appropriately to individual needs.

Our good practice guide covers:

  • Benefits of being a sensitive contractor
  • Guiding principles
  • Particular age related considerations – dementia, mobility and sensory issues, mental health issues
  • Cultural considerations
  • Self-neglect and hoarding
  • Personal safety and safeguarding

It also includes good practice examples and a handy checklist as well as signposting you to other sources of useful information.

Click here to go to our Sensitive Contractors good practice guide.