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28 2018 Jan

Dignity Action Day

Dignity Action Day 2018

 

The 1st of February marks Dignity Action Day 2018, an opportunity for Health & 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. Dignity Action Day aims to ensure that people who use care services are treated as individuals and are given a choice, control and a sense of purpose in their daily lives.

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Our very own Gary Wells, Business Development Officer here at Bridgewater Home Care, has recently become the first Dignity Champion for the organisation. As a Dignity Champion, Gary recognises the importance of ‘The 10 Dignity Do’s’ and will ensure that these high standards of kindness and care continue to run across the board, in both Bridgewater Home Care, and within our Bridgewater Day Care Centre.

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‘The 10 Dignity Do’s’ describe the values and actions that high-quality services whom respect people’s dignity should be carrying out at all times, and they are listed here as follows.

 

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

 

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Treating all our clients and their families with the dignity that they deserve is of the utmost importance to everyone at Bridgewater Care and we are delighted to be able to talk about this subject on Dignity Day to raise awareness of what is surely one of the most important subjects within the care industry today.

 

We hope that you have found this information useful. If you have any questions or are keen to know more about how we could help your loved ones to remain safely at home for as long as possible please do get in touch today on 01942 215 888 or email us at info@bridgewaterhomecare.co.uk