We are proud to say that we are a Dignity Championing organisation through http://www.dignityincare.org.uk/

Led by the National Dignity Council, Dignity Champions form part of a nationwide network of over 83,000 individuals and organisations who work to put dignity and respect at the heart of UK care services to enable a positive experience of care.

Purpose of Dignity Champions:

  • Ensure everyone regardless of age, using health and social care services, in any setting, has their basic human rights upheld in a respectful and dignified manner
  • Make sure dignity and respect is at the heart of everyday practice and isn’t an addition to it
  • Treat everyone as a unique individual
  • Promote personal choice
  • Promote independence, well-being and quality of care/life
  • Empower people
  • Make time to listen
  • Challenge discriminatory attitudes, behaviours and assumption

Key aims for Dignity Champions:

  • Stand up and challenge disrespectful behaviour rather than just tolerate it
  • Act as a good role model by treating other people with respect, particularly those who are less able to stand up for themselves
  • Speak up about Dignity to improve the way that services are organised and delivered
  • Influence and inform colleagues
  • Listen to and understand the vies and experiences of citizens

If you or your organisation would like to become a Dignity Champion, sign up for FREE at http://www.dignityincare.org.uk/