Dignity in Care

Dignity in Care

Posted on March 5, 2013. Filed under: Adult's Services, Dignity in Care |

Definition

On 14 November 2006, the Minister for Care Services, Ivan Lewis MP, launched the first  ever Dignity in Care campaign.

The campaign aims to stimulate a national debate around dignity in care and create a system where there is zero tolerance of abuse and disrespect of older people.

Health and social care services have made great strides in recent years in driving down waiting lists and improving access to services. However, this emphasis on thoughput has, at time, been at the expense of the quality of the care experience.

The Dignity in Care campaign aims to re-dress that balance and to put dignity at the heart of care.

Policies and legislation

Good practice examples

 Useful links

  • The Department of Health website has lots of information about becoming a dignity champion, People’s Award for Dignity in Care and the Dignity Tour and Dignity Ambassador visits, plus much more.
  • The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has produced a Dignity in care guide for people who want to make a difference and improve standards of dignity in care.
  • SCIE also hosts the Dignity in Care network.
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