1. Understand the importance of good personal hygiene.
1.1- Explain why personal hygiene is important: It is important so you feel good, comfortable and clean. If you have good personal hygiene it reduces the body odour, which sometimes can be unpleasant for other people and the individual. Also having good personal hygiene can make you feel valued.
1.2- Describe the effects of poor personal hygiene on health and well being: If personal hygiene is not maintained an individual’s skin can break down this can lead to getting sores, infections and pain for the individual. Also if personal hygiene isn’t maintained it can also affect the individual’s mental health, this can lead to a lack in confidence and insecurities. Emotional and physical well-being can also be affected as well if personal hygiene isn’t maintained. Emotional is affected as the person doesn’t feel good in themselves, and physical is affected if their health starts to decrease. Also another thing can be affected if personal hygiene is maintained can be social well-being as the individual may start occur body odour and in some cases other people can find this unpleasant.
2. Know how to encourage an individual to maintain personal hygiene.
2.1- Explain how to address personal hygiene issues with an individual in a sensitive manner without imposing own values: It is very important to always be sensitive and not impose own values upon an individual. This may be anything from cultural issues or issues around privacy which always have to be considered. Also make sure you explain to the individual that you’ll always respect their right to privacy and that you’re there to help them.