Dignity Action Day at Blind Veterans UK in Llandudno

9 January 2014 12:25

Dignity action day takes place on 1 February 2014 and we're marking the occasion at our Llandudno centre because we see dignity as an integral part of care delivery & fundamental to how we work.

This year Dignity Action Day takes place 1 February, giving health and social care workers, and members of the public, to uphold people's rights to dignity and provide a truly memorable day for people who use care services. At Blind Veterans UK maintaining dignity is an important part of care delivery and something we see as fundamental to how we work with blind veterans day-to-day.

This year, we will be marking Dignity Action Day at our Llandudno centre on Friday 31 January where staff and veterans will be enjoying in house games, dignity cake, dignity tree's and a dignity heart, where veterans can write what dignity means to them and pin it on the heart. We have also organised a quiz and raffle which includes fantastic prizes including a one night bed and breakfast for two at the Escape Boutique B&B Llandudno and a free carvery for two at The Mulberry Restaurant and Bar Conwy.

Members of staff are going to be dressing up in a 1950s style, including Billy Baxter as nurse Bat. Sophie Flinders, our Dignity Champion at our Llandudno centre, will be running an awareness table.

Sophie says: "Dignity Day gives everyone a chance to contribute to upholding individuals rights to dignity and provide a memorable day for members receiving care. The theme of the day being "Dignity is everyone's business'' and  I have encouraged all of the staff to be involved bringing departments together."

The Dignity in Care campaign was launched in 2009 to highlight the issue nationally, and create a care system which doesn't tolerate abuse or disrespect. The government leads the campaign in partnership with organisations that provide and commission care, to protect the interests of people who use care services.

Dignity Champion Sir Michael Parkinson said: "It might well be that the difference people make individually is a mere ripple on the surface of our care system, but each of those ripples added together create a wave, a social movement, and if this makes life better for some - then it has to be worthwhile."

To find out more about Dignity Action Day visit the Dignity in Care website.