The Care Fit for VIPS toolkit is based on the VIPS Framework of Dementia Care. It provides resources which help the development of person-centred care in care homes.
The VIPS Framework was developed by the Association of Dementia Studies, led by Professor Dawn Brooker at the University of Worcester. The Care Fit for VIPS toolkit has been designed help:
- Decide how well a care home is delivering care at present and identify priorities for improvement.
- Find useful information and resources on person-centred dementia care.
- Record, plan and test ideas for improvement.
The VIPS acronym / abbreviation is short for:
- Values people: promoting the rights of the person.
- Individual’s needs: providing individualised care to meet each person’s needs.
- Perspective of service user: understanding care from the perspective of the person with dementia.
- Supportive social psychology: fostering social environments which enable persons to remain in relationships. (This letter has more latterly been re-defined in some places as Social: seeing and responding to a person rather than to a unit of care).
Read more: Care Fit For VIPS.