At Ward Green Lodge we value everyone we care for and appreciate that residents are of many different nationalities and cultures. In line with our high standards and equal opportunities for all we will help our residents gain access to ministers, local leaders or any other representation of their chosen culture or religion. We don’t assume a person’s religion by reference to their nationality but instead speak to the resident to find out about their culture and religion. Alternatively this information will also be recorded in the individual resident’s electronic care plan and will include any special aspects of care which may be needed to ensure the individual beliefs can be met and supported within the home. We make sure we are aware any particular care needs of a resident, for example where treatment or medication may not be allowed to be given to the resident. This also applies to dietary habits as it will affect their meals. It is vitally important to us to remember that in every situation, whatever the religion or nationality, we always respect the residents’ personal beliefs and traditions and give them privacy and dignity.