Dignity in care

Blind Veterans UK nurse

What is Dignity in Care?

The Dignity in Care campaign centres on the 10 point Dignity Challenge, which highlights that care services can respect people's dignity can be recognised by meeting the following criteria:

Have a zero tolerance of all forms of abuse
Treat people with the same respect you would want for yourself or a member of your family
Treat each person as an individual by offering a personalised service
Enable people to maintain the maximum possible level of independence, choice and control
Listen and support people to express their needs and wants
Respect people's right to privacy
Ensure people feel able to complain without fear of retribution
Engage with family members and carers as care partners
Assist people to maintain confidence and a positive self-esteem
Act to alleviate people's loneliness and isolation

More information about Dignity in Care can be found here

"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."

Sir Michael Parkinson, Dignity Champion